In the News: For Half Of Gen Z, Parents Stand In The Way Of Better Mental Health

In the News: For Half Of Gen Z, Parents Stand In The Way Of Better Mental Health

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Springtide Research Institute was recently featured by Made of Millions. This article, For Half Of Gen Z, Parents Stand In The Way Of Better Mental Health is reprinted in part below, but we encourage you to visit their site to read the piece in its entirety.

Young people are struggling with their mental health at alarming rates, prompting the White House, the Surgeon General, and youth influencers like Selena Gomez and Lady Gaga to take action.

Springtide Research Institute, which recently performed a study on mental health in schools, discovered that half of 13-25 year old students (49%) have talked to a mental health professional such as a therapist, counselor, or psychologist in the last three months.

Experts are advocating for an all-hands-on-deck approach to confronting the issue, though many are placing special emphasis on the critical role of parents.

“There is an array of factors linked to anxiety and depression which parents can play an important role in mitigating,” Zara Mansoor, a Clinical Psychologist, wrote in The Conversation. “Supporting parents can have a positive preventative effect on the development of anxiety and depression.”

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