Resources Tagged With: research

How to Help Young People Limit Screen Time — and Feel Better About How They Look

U.S. teens spend more than eight hours a day on screens, and there’s growing concern over how social media may affect their mental health. Now, a study published by the American Psychological Association, validates what some parents have experienced when their teenagers cut back: They seem to feel better about themselves. Read more ›

Teen Girls Report Record Levels of Sadness, CDC Finds

Nearly three in five teenage girls felt persistent sadness in 2021, double the rate of boys, and one in three girls seriously considered attempting suicide, according to data released on February 13, 2023, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more ›

Three Reasons It’s So Hard to “Follow Your Passion”

How many times have you been told to “follow your passion?” It’s a message that appears in everything from graduation speeches to job ads. But according to a  Deloitte survey of 3,000 full-time U.S. workers, across job levels and industries, only 20% say they are truly passionate about their work. Read more ›

Stimulating Curiosity to Enhance Learning

People find it easier to learn about topics that interest them. Recent neuroscience research has demonstrated that memory is improved when the learning material is something they are curious about.

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A Minecraft Server for Grieving Kids

ExperienceCraft is a Minecraft server that is not all that different from other Minecraft multiplayer servers. Kids who join the server are able to build, chat, play, and share with one another across a wide variety of in-game activities. But those who participate in this server have all had one unfortunate experience that ties them together.

“Every kid there has lost somebody important to them in their life,” says Katie Salen, who is one of the drivers of the program. Read more ›

First of Its Kind Survey Depicts the State of Mental Health for Youth of Color in the U.S

In a first-of-its-kind national survey that focuses on the mental health of Youth of Color, the AAKOMA Project‘s State of Mental Health for Youth of Color (SOMHYOC) surveyed almost 3,000 young people of color ages 13 to 25 to study their current state of mental health. Read more ›

Pandemic Stress Prematurely Aged Teens’ Brains, Stanford Study Finds

The stress from the pandemic prematurely aged adolescents’ brains, according to a new Stanford University study that adds to the growing list of the lockdown’s troubling impacts on teens. Read more ›

Children’s Sleep Linked to Brain Development

Scientists have long recognized that getting enough sleep during childhood can benefit developing brains. However, the underlying brain mechanisms are not well understood. And although experts say that children ages 6 to 12 should get at least nine hours of sleep each day, it’s been unclear how less sleep might affect a child’s brain. Read more ›

What New Study Findings Tell Us About Serotonin, Depression and SSRIs: A Chief Psychiatrist’s Take

by Vidya Krishnan, MD, Chief Psychiatrist and Medical Director, Catherine T. Harvey Center for Clinical Services, CHC

Approximately 280 million people around the globe have depression, according to a report from the World Health Organization. The personal, familial, and societal effects of this condition are profound. Especially considering that depression, at its worst, can lead to suicide. Read more ›

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