News | Topic: Mental Health
Jul 1, 2022
Puberty Blockers, Cross-Sex Hormones, And Youth Suicide
Lowering legal barriers to make it easier for minors to undergo cross-sex medical interventions without parental consent does not reduce suicide rates—in fact, it likely leads to higher rates of suicide among young people in states that adopt these changes. Read the article here.
Feb 15, 2022
Teen Girls’ Sexy TikTok Videos Take A Mental-Health Toll
Girls are often anxious and overwhelmed by the attention they get after posting suggestive videos; therapists say more are suffering emotionally. Read the article here.
May 27, 2021
Talking To Your Kids About Sex: The Surprising Way To Reduce Anxiety And Depression
Protect Young Minds provides a transcription and video of an interview between Kristen Jenson and Dr. Christy Kane. Kristen and Dr. Kane discuss the importance of talking to kids about sex and how that contributes to their mental health. Watch or read here.
Mar 1, 2021
An AI Is Training Counselors To Deal With LGBT Teens In Crisis
Sep 14, 2020
Transgender Surgery Provides No Mental Health Benefit
Neither “gender-affirming hormone treatment” nor “gender-affirming surgery” reduced the need of transgender-identifying people for mental health services. Read the article here.
Mar 19, 2020
Teens Who Feel Empowered Are Less Likely To Bully, Commit Sexual Violence
Coping mechanisms that help adolescents thrive and do well, even in the face of stress and adversity, are important to preventing interpersonal violence. Read the article here.
Oct 4, 2019
Oral Contraceptives Tied To Depressive, Psychiatric Symptoms In Teens
Use of oral contraceptives is associated with an increased risk for depressive and other psychiatric symptoms in young women, new research shows. Read the article here.
Jun 18, 2019
Youth Sexting Tied To Sexual Behavior, Mental Health Risks
But whether there’s a causal link, and in which direction, remains uncertain. Read the article here.