Research + News | Topic: Mental Health
Jul 31, 2018
Studies Reveal Revenge Porn Survivors Suffer Similar Trauma As Sexual Assault Survivors
Nonconsensual pornography is a relatively new phenomenon that has grown substantially in the past few years and involves uploading nude or semi-nude images/videos of a person online without their consent. Read the article here.
Jul 31, 2018
Depressed Teens Turn To Social Media To Cope, Survey Finds
Despite fears that digital tech may worsen depression, most teens and young adults surveyed said it did not make a difference. Read the article here.
Jul 18, 2018
More Screen Time For Teens Linked To ADHD Symptoms
A study published Tuesday in JAMA suggests that such frequent use of digital media by adolescents might increase their odds of developing symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Read the article here.
Jul 18, 2018
Cyberbullying Is Causing Teens Serious Emotional Harm
Bullying by cell phone or social media bears no relation to the schoolyard bullying you probably knew as a kid. It’s like comparing a paper airplane to a supersonic jet. Read the article here.
Jul 16, 2018
Taking Away The Phones Won’t Solve Our Teenagers’ Problems
If smartphones aren’t a direct cause of teenagers’ mental health struggles, their use might instead be a crucial way in which these struggles are expressed. This calls for a different set of solutions. Read the article here.
May 24, 2018
Are Smartphones Causing More Teen Suicides?
Increases in depression and suicide appeared among teens in 2012 – the same time smartphone ownership became the norm. Read the article here.
May 7, 2018
The Teenage Social-Media Trap
Teens increasingly measure and manage their social success online—and it may be taking a toll on their mental health. Read the full article here.
Jan 2, 2018
Helping Teens Turn Off In A World That’s ‘Always On’: The Links Between Technology And Depression
A new study links anxiety, severe depression, suicide attempts and suicide with the rise in use of smartphones, tablets and other devices. Read the article here.
Nov 14, 2017
Rise In Teen Suicide, Social Media Coincide; Is There Link?
An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. Read the article here.
Nov 9, 2017
Cyberbullying’s Chilling Trend: Teens Anonymously Target Themselves Online
Cyberbullying is not a new phenomenon. But an alarming number of teenagers are anonymously posting mean things online — about themselves. Read the article here.