Research + News | Topic: Mental Health
Oct 31, 2022
Teens Turn To TikTok In Search Of A Mental Health Diagnosis
While social media can help people feel less alone, using it to evaluate symptoms has several downsides. Read the article here.
Oct 25, 2022
New Documentary Asks: How Is TikTok Impacting Teens’ Mental Health?
The new documentary TikTok Boom, premiering tonight on PBS’s Independent Lens, explores the rise of TikTok by looking at its social-political, cultural and economic influences. Read the article here.
Oct 4, 2022
Who Was Molly Russell?
Molly’s story shines a powerful light on what more parents and teens are dealing with than you probably know. Read the article here.
Sep 19, 2022
How Social Media Is Literally Making Teens Mentally Ill
Seeking validation from mental-illness groups on social media has created a youth epidemic of “Digital Social Contagions,” with alarming rates of addiction, depression, suicide and gender dysphoria. Read the article here.
Sep 9, 2022
The Impact Of Social Media On Teens’ Mental Health
Research has shown that young adults who use social media are three times as likely to suffer from depression—putting a large portion of the population at risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Read the article here.
Aug 25, 2022
What We Get Wrong About Teens And Screens
Teens’ digital struggles are part of a larger issue they’re facing. Read the article here.
Aug 2, 2022
Too Much Screen Time For Teens Leads To Mental Health Disorders, New Study Shows
Youngsters who spend a lot of time in front of a screen are at greater risk of developing behavior disorders, warned a new study. Read the article here.
May 26, 2022
For Teens, Saving Each Other From Social Media Is A Team Effort
Young people are learning how online content is wreaking havoc on their self esteem, and making it their mission to help other young people avoid the same fate. Read the article here.
May 12, 2022
Should Kids Have Smartphones? Debate Grows On Mental Health Impact
Many kids have a smartphone by age 12, and some even younger. Read the article here.
Apr 27, 2022
Why Teens Are Self-Diagnosing On TikTok
The social media platform has become the psychiatrist’s couch for Gen Z. Read the article here.