A Quest for Significance Gone Horribly Wrong – How Mass Shooters Pervert a Universal Desire to Make a Difference in the World
There have been 213 mass shootings in the United States so far this year
We were lucky: Far too many teens lose their lives when they contract the disease. The good news? Vaccinations can help protect against meningitis.
Mourning After Mass Shootings Isn’t Enough – a Sociologist Argues That Society’s Messages About Masculinity Need to Change
Many mass shooting-suicides that occur when troubled boys and men turn to guns are far too similar to one another
Most school shooters get their guns from home – and during the pandemic, the number of firearms in households with teenagers went up
In the three months from March through May 2021, an estimated 2.1 million firearms were purchased – a 64.3% increase in the expected volume
The authorization only relates to tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes and not the wider range of flavors that critics say are aimed at younger consumers
Facebook Has Known for a Year and a Half That Instagram Is Bad for Teens Despite Claiming Otherwise – Here Are the Harms Researchers Have Been Documenting for Years
Studies consistently show that the more often teens use Instagram, the worse their overall well-being, self-esteem, life satisfaction, mood and body image
Parents may want to talk to teachers about their family structure, and what their child calls each parent, before the start of the school year.
Students Are Returning to School With Anxiety, Grief and Gaps in Social Skills – Will There Be Enough School Mental Health Resources?
It's estimated that more than 1 out of every 1,000 children in the U.S. lost a primary caregiver due to Covid-19
For children feeling the stress of the pandemic, remote learning, isolation and a return to school, play can help them cope
Transgender Medicine – What Care Looks Like, Who Seeks It out and What’s Still Unknown: 3 Essential Reads
Access to transgender medical care has been under attack in many places in the U.S.
Conversion Therapy Is Discredited and Increases Risk of Suicide – yet Fewer Than Half of US States Have Bans in Place
Conversion therapy, or the practice of attempting to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, is based on an outdated and incorrect notion that such identities are a choice that can be changed
Flawed Data Led to Findings of a Connection Between Time Spent on Devices and Mental Health Problems – New Research
When it comes to mental health, is digital technology a culprit or scapegoat?
The history of trans youth offers some of the most compelling proof that trans kids aren't some sort of new phenomenon
Bringing Joy Back to the Classroom and Supporting Stressed Kids – What Summer School Looks Like in 2021
Five academic experts explain what summer school does, and why it may look very different this year
Alcohol Companies Make $17.5 Billion a Year off of Underage Drinking, While Prevention Efforts Are Starved for Cash
Companies are making literally billions of dollars from the very behavior they say they want to prevent
Can Schools Require COVID-19 Vaccines for Students Now That Pfizer’s Shot Is Authorized for Kids 12 and Up?
The Food and Drug Administration has granted the first emergency use authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents. What comes next?