The State of Religion & Young People 2022: Mental Health — Resources
The resources referenced in numbered marginal notes in The State of Religion & Young People 2022 can be found at the bottom of this page.
In the Key Findings section we presented data that is intended to offer faith leaders a sense of the big picture—larger trends that shed light on the religious and spiritual lives of young people at a time when so many report struggling with their mental health. Directly below are additional breakdowns of some of the findings reported in that section.
Toggle back and forth on the data below to see different spreads of data according to age, present religion, race, and gender by clicking the boxes on the left-hand side of the graphics.
Key Findings — Additional Data by Age, Present Religion, Race & Gender
These resources align with the numbered marginal notes in the report:
Resource 2–Page 9: Watch Dr. Josh Packard introduce The Springtide Series on Mental Health.
Resource 6–Page 20: Read “3 Ways to Help Gen Z Flourish: Strategies for Faith Leaders in a Post-Pandemic World,” a free guide with data-driven insights about young people and how to best care for them.
Resource 7–Page 45: Read “How to Build Belonging: A Free Guide for Educators” to learn how educators can transform school culture and set up students for success by creating an environment that is mental-health friendly.
Resource 13–Page 70: Watch Dr. Josh Packard talk with Dr. Natalie Avalos, an ethnographer of religion and a professor of Native/Indigenous studies, about decolonial approaches to religion for young people.
Resource 14–Page 78: Read the blog “Young People Are Always Going to Be the Major Drivers of Change,” and watch trusted adult Nima Dahir talk with her younger sister Fardowsa about values and meaning.
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