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Teens who suffer from depression tend to fare better in years to come if they have supportive families. fizkes/Shutterstock.com

Strong family ties during teen years can help ward off depression in later life

The teen years are filled with fun for some, but many youth begin to experience serious depression, which can set them up for recurring bouts. A new study offers hope: Support and understanding help.
Boosting someone else may deliver a mood boost to you too. Mohamed Nohassi/Unsplash

Teens who feel down may benefit from picking others up

Psychology researchers found that daily acts of kindness were linked to increases in positive mood – especially for teens who felt depressed.
New research is putting the first generation of kids to grow up with the smartphone into sharp relief. Olga Tropinina

How the smartphone affected an entire generation of kids

Move over millennials, there's a new generation in town. Dubbed 'iGen,' they differ from their predecessors on a range of measures, from mental health to time spent with friends.
Around half of young people are heavy social media users, with one in four teen users constantly connected. garryknight/flickr

How to be a healthy user of social media

How you use social media can provide warning signs of depression or anxiety.

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