Research + News | Topic: Mental Health
Mar 17, 2020
How Social Media Affects The Mental Health Of Teenagers
Research has found that social media use can affect self-esteem, and make typical teenage pressure and bullying worse, but it can also connect isolated teens and help them find supportive networks. Read the article here.
Feb 26, 2020
Opinion: ‘The Children I Meet Are Often Shattered By Their Social Media Use’
“On the one hand, [our devices] are great fun and often fascinating, but on the other hand, they can be a continuous distraction from our real lives and can often make us feel tense, nervy and disconnected.” Read the article here.
Feb 25, 2020
A Novel Approach To Counseling Depressed, Anxious Teens: Video-chatting With Therapists
Feb 19, 2020
Can New Snapchat Features Help Troubled Teens?
Snapchat has announced a new feature called “Here For You” that promises to “provide proactive in-app support to Snapchatters who may be experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis”. Read the article here.
Feb 18, 2020
Research Links Social Media To Mental Distress In Teens
Are more and more teens experiencing the negative effects of social media? Dr. Gillian Galen and Cosmopolitan’s Jessica Pels discuss in this video from MSNBC. View the video here.
Feb 17, 2020
More Evidence Links Social Media Use To Poorer Mental Health In Teens
Smartphones, and being on Facebook, Snapchat, TikTok and the like may be taking a big toll on teens’ mental health, a new survey of collected data on the subject shows. Read the article here.
Feb 12, 2020
3 Ways For Big Tech To Protect Teens From Harm
Feb 11, 2020
The Saddest Part Of Sadfishing
Is this ultra-personal sharing happening in the wrong forum? Read the article here.
Feb 10, 2020
New Report Links Smartphones And Social Media To Stress Among Teens
A new report released Monday suggests that increasing smartphone and social media use could be contributing to mental health issues among teens, including depression, anxiety, stress and poor self-esteem. View the video here.
Feb 10, 2020
We Gave Teenagers Smartphones. Did We Rob Them Of An Inner Life?
Teens, more than anyone, need time spent in solitude, where emotions are processed and the brain powers down. Read the article here.