Resources Tagged With: depression

What’s Behind the Crisis in Teen Mental Health?

In this podcast from the American Psychological Association, Kathleen Ethier, PhD, director of the CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health, discusses what’s behind this crisis in teen mental health, why girls seem to be suffering more than boys, and what parents, peers, schools, and communities do to help teens cope. Read more ›

5 Things You Need to Know About Mental Health and Girls

Many young women and girls deal with a range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, eating disorders and addictive behaviors. One in 5 children ages 6–17 experiences a mental disorder each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more ›

How to Help Teen Girls’ Mental Health Struggles – 6 Research-Based Strategies for Parents, Teachers and Friends

It’s a well-established fact that children’s and teens’ mental health took a hit during the pandemic. But new research suggests that teen girls in particular are suffering in unprecedented ways.

A survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that was published in early February 2023 found that, in 2021, 57% of high school girls reported experiencing “persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness in the past year,” up from 36% in 2011. That’s nearly twice as high as the 29% of males who reported having those feelings in 2021. Read more ›

These 7 Habits Can Cut the Risk of Depression In Half

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, here’s a strategy that may help boost your mental health: Spend the next week observing your daily habits. Read more ›

Giving Thanks Can Make You Happier

Each holiday season comes with high expectations for a cozy and festive time of year. However, for many this time of year is tinged with sadness, anxiety, or depression.

Certainly, major depression or a severe anxiety disorder benefits most from professional help. But what about those who just feel lost or overwhelmed or down at this time of year? Read more ›

A Teen’s Journey with Anxiety

Join us for this conversation with Jack and his mom, Cheri. Jack was a teen who seemingly had it all — popular with his peers, strong friendships, a leader on the Varsity track team and a very strong student (graduated as Valedictorian of his class!). Yet, beneath the surface, Jack grappled with an internal battle with anxiety and OCD that would reshape his life in unexpected ways. Read more ›

10 Things You Can Do If You’re Lonely

It’s normal to feel lonely sometimes. Many people go through periods of loneliness, and it doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with them. If you’re lonely, there are some things you can try that might help. Read more ›

7 Caring Conversation Starters to Reach Your Child or Teen with Anxiety

As a concerned friend or parent, you may want to reach out but you may not be sure how to begin.

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Living With Anxiety: Tips for Managing Your Own Anxiety

Everything on this list has the potential to lift your mood and get you back on track.

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U.S. Surgeon General Warns Social Media Could Harm Youth Mental Health [downloadable]

An Advisory from U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy calls attention to the growing concerns about the effects of social media on youth mental health, concluding that while social media offers some benefits, there are “ample indicators that social media could also harm children’s well-being.” Read more ›

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