Social Media and Youth Mental Health | The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory

This Advisory calls attention to the growing concerns about the effects of social media on youth mental health. It explores and describes the current evidence on the positive and negative impacts of social media on children and adolescents, some of the primary areas for mental health and well-being concerns, and opportunities for additional research to help understand the full scope and scale of social media’s impact.

Youth Mental Health Summit Held April 24 at College of DuPage

Youth Mental Health Summit Held April 24 at College of DuPage On April 24, the DuPage County Health Department, the Prevention Leadership Team, and KidsMatter welcomed Dr. Joanna Williams, Senior Director of Research at Search Institute, and a panel of local...

My Life, My Quit – Join Thousands of Teens Who Are Taking Their Lives Back

Quitting is worth it. Within minutes of quitting, your body begins to heal itself. The sooner you quit, the more likely you are to live the rest of your life without permanent damage to your body and health.

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Revealed: Almost Half of British Teens Feel Addicted to Social Media, Study Says

Anxiety is part of the human experience and at times the word “anxiety” is watered down. People worry about a wide variety of things. Finances, job stability, relationships, child-rearing, health, and safety come to mind as common worries on a day-to-day basis. Not all worrying, however, qualifies as anxiety.

Anxiety disorders include disorders that share features of excessive fear and anxiety that negatively impact functioning. For kids, this might mean that anxiety makes it difficult to get to school each day, make and maintain friends, sleep at night, or focus in the classroom. For adults, work, romantic relationships, friendships, finances, and physical health can suffer. Anxiety manifests in many ways (physical, emotional, and behavioral), and there are several disorders that fall under “anxiety disorders.”

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