August 22, 2023
Source: Mental Health America (MHA)
Back-to-school is always a time met with mixed emotions, especially for the growing numbers of youth that struggle with feelings of anxiety and depression. Mental Health America (MHA) now has new, free resources to help support parents, teachers, students, caregivers, and others during this time of transition.
The 2023 Mental Health America Back-to-School toolkit focuses on an area that MHA has seen be a key driver of youth mental health concerns: social media and online activity. The toolkit, “Selfies, Social, & Screens: Navigating Virtual Spaces for Youth,” provides educational information and tips on how to tackle some of the most common online stressors for youth, like social comparison, body image, misinformation, and cyberbullying.
Inside the toolkit you’ll find:
- Fact sheets and tips for youth
- Fact sheets and tips for adults
- Key messages
- A sample drop-in article
- Sample social media posts and images
- A guide to national and local resources
P.S. Looking for more jargon-free mental health resources for youth? Make sure you pick up a copy of our book, “Where to Start: A Survival Guide to Anxiety, Depression, and Other Mental Health Challenges” from the MHA store.
News source: mhanational.org