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The Impact of Social Media and Technology on Youth Mental Health

These offerings review the mental health impact associated with technology and social media, while highlighting ways that providers can support youth to develop healthier habits around their technology use. 

Emotional Distress in Adolescent Girls: Highlights from the 2023 CDC Report

May 15, 2023
The recently released Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Data Summary & Trends Report for 2011–2021 (CDC, 2023) noted that in 2021, more female high school students (41%) relative to their male counterparts (18%) reported experiencing poor mental health.  Additionally, over the last decade, female...

Social Media Use and Mental Health Among Sexual and Gender Minority Youth

April 14, 2022
Research indicates that sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth experience increased risk of behavioral health problems such as anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation and behavior. SGM youth may also face discrimination and prejudice in their physical communities and choose to turn to virtual com...

The Good News about Social Media and Gaming for Youth

February 16, 2022
The downsides of screen time among children and young people have received significant attention, but there are many mental health benefits from social media and gaming that are often overlooked. There is a growing body of longitudinal studies that are showing the surprising and hopeful benefits ass...

Identifying and Treating Self-Harming Behaviors Among Youth Using Technology and Social Media

October 19, 2021
This webinar will begin with a brief overview of research examining the associations between social media use among youth and self-harm (i.e., suicide and nonsuicidal self-injury [NSSI]), including risk and protective factors. It will then focus on discussing how social media and technology may be u...

The Impact of Technology and Social Media on Youth Mental Health

November 09, 2020
Young people are growing up in the digital age. Their relationship with technology and screens is complex and multi-faceted. Technology and social media use have been linked to negative mental health effects in youth such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, and eating disorders. However, there are a...
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