Children and teens with pre-existing mental health conditions are vulnerable to stressors during the pandemic.
COVID-19 is affecting many people’s state of mind, but some of the most vulnerable members of our communities are children and youth with pre-existing mental health challenges.
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, left, stars in
Never Have I Ever as Devi, a delightful protagonist who has endearing, thoughtful friends with stories of their own, Fabiola (Lee Rodriguez), center, and Eleanor (Ramona Young), right.
"Never Have I Ever" is a fresh, fun and poignant addition to television’s repertoire of coming-of-age stories, especially for stories of Indian teenage girls.
The last thing adolescents want is to be trapped at home alone, by order of their parents.
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Together the social and emotional 'jobs' of adolescence – developing intimate friendships and achieving autonomy – make teens uniquely resistant to calls for social distancing.
A pedestrian wearing a protective face mask walks past a nearly empty restaurant in New York City.
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We don't know how long-lasting the effects of the virus will be, but the outbreak is already having a deep psychological impact on people and disrupting life on a massive scale.
Not all of Bernie Sanders’ young supporters are showing up at the polls.
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Americans under 30 are far less likely to vote than older citizens. Stepping up civics instruction might help change that, a scholar explains.
The tab for enrolling your child can cost $6,000 a month or more.
As many as 100,000 US adolescents currently spend at least part of the year in these therapeutic or disciplinary programs.
Too much caffeine interferes with sleep.
Since caffeine is in so many different foods and drinks, it's easy for kids – or grownups – to get more than they should without realizing it.
One-fifth of U.S. teen girls reported experiencing major depression in 2017.
New research finds that the different ways boys and girls use digital technology might explain the discrepancy.
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It's a surprisingly common question. Here's what you need to know.
Having better access to mental health support could be one reason for lower self-harm rates among Danish teens.
Researchers found that between 2008 and 2016, self-harm rates among Danish teenagers actually decreased.
Injuries from firearms are a leading cause of death for American children and teens.
Firearms are the second leading cause of death among US children and adolescents.
Teens who see drinking on TV are more likely to drink themselves.
Teens who see alcohol on TV are more likely to drink. A marketing professor explains how to counter this phenomenon.
Not enough likes? Not a nice feeling.
Instagram's experimental move to hide the 'like' count on social media postings could lighten the mental strain for many users - or simply turn comments into the new likes.
Teens aren’t necessarily less social, but the contours of their social lives have changed.
In the late 1970s, 52 percent of 12th-graders hung out with their friends almost every day. By 2017, only 28 percent were doing so.
Between 2009 and 2017, rates of major depression among 20- to 21-year-olds more than doubled.
Some have called reports overblown, with others going so far as to call it a myth. But the data that continues to emerge tell a different story.
Yolanda Renee King, the grandchild of Martin Luther King Jr., alongside Jaclyn Corin, a Parkland survivor and activist.
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These youngsters have ample fervor, and they are dramatically photogenic. Dismissing them as being fake or lightweight can spell trouble for members of the establishment.
Harnessing adolescents’ readiness to help can be good for them and their communities.
Teens get a bad rap as selfish, dangerous risk-takers. But neuroscience and psychology research is revising that image: Adolescents are primed to help those around them, with positive benefits for all.
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If screens are kept at an arm’s length, measures of well-being tend to improve.
As their kids get older, should parents should be more – not less – vigilant?