The FOMO Is Real: How Social Media Increases Depression and Loneliness

New research reveals how social media platforms like Facebook can greatly affect your mental health. No matter what you did today on your phone or computer, it’s likely that social media was involved. Did you catch up with friends on Facebook, post photos of your dog on Instagram? Maybe a Twitter link brought you

By |2019-02-12T13:25:46-08:00February 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How to Support a Friend With Mental Health Challenges

By: Katherine Martinelli We rely on our friends for a lot of things, and that definitely includes providing emotional support when things are difficult. So it makes sense that teenagers struggling with mental health challenges would turn to their friends to vent, unload, and ask for backup. But it can be difficult to figure out

By |2018-06-14T12:34:58-08:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Lack of Mental Healthcare for Children Reaches ‘Crisis’ Level

Written by Penny Williams on June 23, 2015 There is a cavernous gap between the number of children struggling with mental health conditions and the number who actually get help. That’s one of the conclusions of the Children’s Health Report released recently by the Child Mind Institute.  The report states that nearly 50 percent of youth in

By |2018-05-21T15:37:08-08:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

What Is Mental Illness? (From the Perspective of a 16 Year Old)

By Christine XP Mental illness has never been my favorite term to describe mental health issues. It sounds harsh and scary. I mean, yes, I use the term mental illness in every day conversation, but that’s mainly because it is understood. People have heard of it and know what it means. I guess what

By |2018-05-07T16:29:41-08:00May 7th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Overcoming cultural barriers to youth mental health access

This article originally appeared on SCOPE. Written by: Amy Jeter Hansen Published on: April 26, 2018 Teens and their parents don’t always see eye to eye when it comes to mental health issues — and the generational gap can be more pronounced for immigrant families. In 2016, Stanford researchers examining youth mental health concerns in

By |2018-04-30T10:26:38-08:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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