Childhood mental health concerns were already steadily rising. But the pandemic and the issue of racial inequality have exacerbated the challenges.
Although most mental-health disorders arise during adolescence, only one-third of investment in mental-health research is targeted towards young people.
For many parents, the truth is hard to admit: Adolescents begin to rely less and less upon adults in their lives and more heavily on their peers. Starting to let go is difficult. But teens’ reliance on buddies is good for their development and sense of belonging.
Evidence suggests a strong link between troubled sleep and bullying behavior, for everyone involved.