Why American Teens Are So Sad
The United States is experiencing an extreme teenage mental-health crisis. From 2009 to 2021, the share of American high-school students who say they feel “persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness” rose from 26 percent to
‘It’s Life or Death’: The Mental Health Crisis Among U.S. Teens
One evening last April, an anxious and free-spirited 13-year-old girl in suburban Minneapolis sprang furious from a chair in the living room and ran from the house — out a sliding door, across the patio
For Some Teens, as Masks Come Off, Anxiety Sets In
For Belle Lapos, high school has been weird. Her freshman year started in 2020 with a mix of learning from home and in-person school in Stillwater, Minn. Now a sophomore, she has been full-time at
How Much Time Should Teenagers Spend Online?
As technology evolves and our lives become increasingly digital, deciding how much teenagers should spend online is a difficult problem for any concerned parent. While much has been said about the potential detrimental effects of
Root of Teen Empathy Begins with Secure Relationships at Home, Study Finds
Teenagers who have close, secure relationships with their families are more likely to extend empathy to their peers, according to a new study. More specifically, when teens feel safe, supported by and connected to parents
New Research From Clinical Psychological Science
A sample of research on suicidal ideation, phone communications and teenagers’ mental-health, involuntary memories in PTSD, atypical abilities in autism spectrum disorder, binge eating, goal pursuit and stress, barriers to effective smoking interventions.