Category: Teenagers Mental Health

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The Dark Side of Connectivity: Exploring the Relationship Between Social Media Use and Depression in Youth

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  November 29, 2023

Understanding the impact of social media use on depression among young people has become increasingly crucial for both individuals and society as a whole. This article attempts to give you the details to get to grips with a fast-moving area of digital culture. As Gen Z lives and breathes social...

The Role of Social Platforms in Promoting Unrealistic Beauty Standards

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 13, 2023

This article looks at the role of social media and its relationship with body image. Can social platforms really promote unrealistic beauty standards? If so, how can we protect ourselves against this influence and what can be done to mitigate the risk?   What is body image? Body image is...

Cyberbullying and Its Impact on Mental Health: The Unseen Consequences of Social Media

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 30, 2023

Since the introduction and rapid rise of the internet, cyberbullying has become an increasingly prolific issue, with social media playing a significant role. This article explains what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, the prevalence of cyberbullying, and how it can impact mental health. Warning: this article contains references to...

What are the Pros and Cons of Social Media For Mental Health?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 11, 2023

As much as we all love to scroll social media, most of us don’t think of it as something that’s good for our mental health. You’ve probably heard claims about how too much social media use can negatively impact you, especially if you’re a teen or a young adult. But...

How Social Media Filters are Impacting Our Mental Health

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 3, 2023

Have you ever looked at a photo on social media and thought, “That person is so beautiful, they look almost inhuman”? That’s because many photos on social media aren’t real – they’re filtered or edited to wipe out signs of imperfections. Teeth are whiter, fine lines are erased, and noses...

Will TikTok Time Limits Improve Teen Mental Health?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 26, 2023

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 5 years, you’ve probably heard of TikTok. TikTok is a video-based social media platform that’s gained immense popularity, especially with teens. Reports show that two-thirds of teens worldwide have a TikTok account, and there are 1 billion users (of all...

Learning How to Forgive Your Parents As a Teenager

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  July 18, 2017

Have you ever been so mad at someone (it doesn't have to be a parent) that it's all you could think about?  Every time you were around that person, you kept thinking about how mad you were.  You didn't want to be around that person.  Even though what made you...

The Importance of Knowing Your Friends

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 26, 2015

In today’s social media–saturated world, no analysis of relationships would be complete without proper attention to the criteria you set for your friends—online and off. If you are engaged in online relationships that you consider to be a prominent source of support and companionship, be sure determine the strength of the relationships based on these factors.

Family's Affect on Eating Disorders

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  July 16, 2015

The key to an eating disorder or to disordered eating often lies in relationships. For most people, those relationships lie within the family. The behaviors surrounding a dysfunctional relationship with food are often the result of another relationship—perhaps several relationships—tilting off the mark. You may be able to pinpoint immediately...

Growing Up Without Emotional Security

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 1, 2015

One of the deepest needs of children is consistency, including the certain knowledge that they are unconditionally accepts and valued by those who love them. Small children crave the repetitive, constant nature of certain stories in which the same words or phrases are used over and over again. Children learn...

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