Is teen mental health caught in the web of web series?
The impact of media on a teens’ mental health has always been a subject of discussion. Media exposure includes exposure and access to television, music, video games, print media, and the internet. Amongst all of them, the audio-video (AV) medium has the highest level of influence. In the past, the most discussed aspect was both…Read more
Tips to manage teen grief
Adolescence grief is different from how an adult experiences grief. While adults use more of the logic-based areas of their brains, adolescents are still developing mentally and will use more of the emotional part of their brains. This produces a range of different reactions from withdrawal to denial to outbursts in teens. However, when an…Read more
How should teens look for mental health help online?
Globally, 1 in 6 people are aged between 10 to 19 years. In this group of people, mental health conditions account for 16 percent of the global burden of injury and disease. Further, 50 percent of all mental health ailments commence by 14 years of age, however, most cases remain undiagnosed or untreated. Among adolescents,…Read more
“STARTS” to manage adolescent OCD and perfectionism
Adolescence is a time when most individuals feel vulnerable to social and academic pressures, putting teens at an increased risk of developing unhealthy compulsive behaviors that too often lead to poor mental health and substance abuse. These unhealthy compulsive behaviors, if not intervened at the right time, might worsen leading to the development of a…Read more
Effects, correlations of promiscuity on teen depression
It has long been considered that promiscuity is a short-term solution to happiness at best. According to a study, teens who engage in casual sex are at a greater risk of suffering from depression than their more abstinent peers. The study, published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, subjected a sample size of over 90,000…Read more