Tag Archive for: well-being

Five Ways to Improve How We Measure Young People’s Well-Being

By Kathryn L.S. Pettit, Hannah Daly, and Amelia Coffey, Reprinted from the Urban Institute Young people need resources and support to thrive both during adolescence and into adulthood. To work toward this, we need to be able to measure, track, and determine indicators that represent all aspects of well-being. Policymakers, funders, researchers, advocates, and practitioners […]

Indigenous Youth Mentoring Program: Unveiling Key Traits of Community-University Partnerships in Canada

Reference: Lopresti, S., Willows, N. D., Storey, K. E., McHugh, T.-L. F., & Team, I. N. (2022). Indigenous youth mentorship program: Essential characteristics of a Canadian multi-site community-university partnership with Indigenous communities. Health Promotion International, 37(1). Summarized By: Ariel Ervin About the Study: Engaging Indigenous communities in research within settler-populated nations like the United States, […]

[Webinar] The Science of Engaging Youth Lived Experience in Health Research, Practice, and Policy: A Workshop

Dates: Day 1: Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. EST Day 2: Thursday, October 12, 2023, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST The Forum for Children’s Well-Being will be holding a two-day virtual workshop that will focus on the science of engaging in the practice, research, and policy that promotes the well-being […]

In a crisis, schools are 100,000 mental health staff short

The demand for aid radically exceeds the supply of help. Providers are experimenting with how to address the emergency. By Donna St. George, Reprinted from The Washington Post A few years ago, Christopher Page Jr.’s Colorado high school was rocked by a spate of student deaths, including three by suicide. So the longtime principal was […]

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Outcomes Are Declining Despite Continued Improvements in Well-being Indicators

By Nathaniel W. Anderson, Frederick J. Zimmerman, Anna J. Markowitz, Neal Halfon, Daniel Eisenberg, and Kristin Anderson Moore, Reprinted from Child Trends Anderson, N.W., Zimmerman, F.J., Markowitz, A.J., Halfon, N., Eisenberg, D., & Moore, K.A. (2023). Child and adolescent mental health outcomes are declining despite continued improvement in well-being indicators. Child Trends. https://doi.org/10.56417/3158p5450w Recent trends […]

Making digital interventions accessible and affordable

By Heather Stringer, Reprinted from American Psychological Association As the nation grapples with soaring demand for mental health services amid a provider shortage, more psychologists are considering the benefits of digital therapeutics—evidence-based interventions available to patients on their mobile devices. These tools have the potential to help people struggling with substance use disorders, anxiety, insomnia, […]

The Jed Foundation issues report on preserving youth mental health in the metaverse

By Dean Takahashi, Reprinted from GamesBeat Will the metaverse be good for the mental health of young people? That was the topic of a new research report aimed at those who will make the metaverse happen. The 69-page report comes from The Jed Foundation (JED), in partnership with Raising Good Gamers (RGG) and with the […]

Natural mentoring among college students of color: New study explores the role of ethnic-racial identity and psychological well-being

Garcia-Murillo, Y., Sánchez, B., Carter, J. S., McMahon, S. D., & Schwartz, S. E. (2023). Natural mentoring among college students of color: Considerations for their ethnic-racial identity and psychological well-being. Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.23064 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: College students of color in predominately White institutions (PWIs) have poorer graduation and retention […]

Q&A with Nancy Deutsch: Social Media’s Impact on Teens Can Be Both Good and Bad

By Audrey Breen, Reprinted from UVA Today U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy recently released an advisory warning of the “profound risk of harm” social media use can have on adolescents, in hopes of calling attention to “significant public health challenges” that he feels need urgent attention and action. The report focuses on the […]

Virtual reality won’t fix the mental health crisis, but a disruptive innovation might

By Emmanuelle Verdieu, Reprinted from the Christensen Institute Each year, 1 in 5 adults in the US experience mental illness, and 1 in 6 youth experience a mental health disorder. The US is in a mental health crisis. In October 2021, health professionals from the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent […]