In honor of Mental Health Action Day, former Disney star and vocal powerhouse Demi Lovato is being open and candid about the importance of keeping tabs on one’s mental health, as well as her own past struggles.
A new study conducted by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has found that parents play a major role in whether or not teenagers’ use of social media is healthy or not. The study looked at the family dynamics between 4,000 pairs of parents and teens as well as their relationship as a family in reference to technology. They found that around 63% of the teenagers fell into a category of “family engaged”, meaning they had a healthy relationship with technology.
The shadows of depression and suicide have been creeping into the lives of American teens. One 13-year-old girl from Minneapolis ran into the woods. The mother saw her daughter’s phone and she was shocked to see that there was self-harm from her daughter’s ankles in the pictures. She followed her daughter into the woods in hopes that her daughter would not commit suicide.