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Teens confide in certain adults more than parents about mental health

By Gianna Melillo, Changing America, The Hill New data suggests teens reach out to educators more than their parents about mental health concerns, while experts stress both adults can play complementary roles in supporting young people’s mental health. Most educators, 78 percent, have been approached by a child about a mental or emotional concern, according to […]

Online interventions can ease teen depression

Just two online single-session interventions can help curb teen depression, a new study of more than 2,400 adolescents ages 13 to 16 shows. Posted by Gregory Filiano (Stony Brook), Futurity The tool is very much needed given a rise in teen depression and loss of some in-person mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Teenagers […]

15 Strategies and Tips to Guide Youth in the Months Ahead

By Robin Cox, Mentoring Matters Recently I shared research on the impact of the pandemic and lockdowns on youth with some local mentors. While the impact will vary from country to country, there were some common themes which I will share in this blog, ending with some strategies and tips anyone guiding youth can adapt […]

‘Connected’ schools have lower rates of suicide attempts

By SCOTT HESEL, Futurity Rates of suicide attempts are lower in high schools where students have better connections to their peers and stronger relationships with adult staff, according to a new study. The study surveyed 10,291 students from 38 high schools to determine social integration through the relationship network structure of each school. Researchers asked […]

Using these emotion words may shield teens from depression

By SANDRA KNISPEL, Futurity Editor’s Note: How can mentors, family, or friends help teach youth to express their emotions using more precise terms to help steer them away from depression during times of adversity? Using these emotion words may shield teens from depression Describing their negative emotions in precise and nuanced ways may protect teenagers from […]

Youth anxiety: What to say when your mentee is anxious

Written by Carey Wallace, time.com Today’s kids are more worried than any kids in recent history. According to some long-term surveys of mental-health literature, the average kid today is more anxious than people who were hospitalized for anxiety in the 1950s. And those worries tend to intensify around times of transition — like the start […]