Research + News | Topic: Depression
Jan 12, 2017
In Teens, Strong Friendships May Mitigate Depression Associated With Excessive Video Gaming
Those who play games more than four hours a day may not develop addiction-like problems if they are socially engaged with others. Read the article here.
Dec 30, 2016
Using Multiple Social Platforms Linked to Depression
Young adults who use multiple social media platforms are more likely to experience symptoms of depression than peers who user fewer, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Research on Media, Technology and Health. Read the full article here.
Oct 18, 2016
The Scary Facts About Bullying Everyone Should Know
The real consequences of cyberbullying are disturbing. Read the article here.
Sep 20, 2016
Internet Addiction Ups Risks Of Other Mental Health Problems
Youngsters spending excessive time on the internet are more likely to suffer from mental health problems including anxiety, inattention, depression, executive functioning issues, impulsiveness and ADHD.
Read the article here.
Jul 8, 2016
Six Potential Downsides of Social Media
The first generation raised with social media must recognize that each introduction of new technology brings some unintended consequences with it. Tim Elmore suggests we find ways to counter the negative realities that coincide with the emergence of social media. Read his blog post here.
May 23, 2016
After Years of Alleged Bullying, An Ohio Teen Killed Herself. Is Her School District Responsible?
13-year-old Emilie Olsen killed herself in December 2014. Her parents say she was relentlessly bullied at school, and are suing her Fairfield, Ohio, school district which they say should have been more responsive. Read the article here.
Nov 25, 2015
ESPN takes a look at the life of Madison Holleran, a college student who, according to her Instagram account, seemed to have it all together. The truth was much different as she committed suicide in 2014.
Read the article here.
Nov 10, 2015
FOMO Linked to Stress In Teens
More and more evidence continues to emerge linking social media to stress, depression, and other negative outcomes in teens and adults. Read the article here.
Sep 25, 2015
Your Teen’s New Favorite Drug – Their Smartphone
Does your teen wake up exhausted, even when he or she retired to bed at a reasonable hour? It’s probably because your child stayed up all night on his or her smartphone.
Read the full article here.
Sep 2, 2015
Texts Reveal Teen’s Efforts to Pressure Boyfriend Into Suicide
Michelle Carter faces manslaughter charges in juvenile court in Massachusetts after text messages revealed she encouraged her boyfriend to commit suicide. Read the article here.