Make no mistake, guiding children's and teens' tech use demands far more effort from adults than just handing over a device
Dr. Anderson describes it like this, "[These students] are dealing with issues that are sometimes difficult to communicate
Alone, these studies can't prove that the bullying caused the depression — it's possible that depressed teens are more likely
You know what I see when I picture depression? A blonde, blue-eyed teenage girl. She gets awesome grades, loves to paint, go to football games, drink Starbucks, Instagram and giggle with her friends.
Leelah's death was not solely due to those on Tumblr who knew her and didn't see or know to reach out to her -- because even if they did, Leelah obviously needed more help. But the nature of Tumblr as a dark place does make suicidal thoughts and warning signs too commonplace.
Depression is the most common type of mental illness, affecting some 350 million people globally and contributing to other
—By Madeline Halpert When Evan’s parents separated junior year, he felt lost, unmotivated, and—for the first time ever— extremely
Do not allow "shame" to hold you back. You have nothing to be ashamed about. Depression affects millions of people each year and is treatable. But you must be willing to ask and accept help.