Teens are increasingly struggling with their emotions – and talking about it online

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Teens and young adults often put a stark spotlight on their struggles by writing candidly about them on social media.

Though plenty of critics respond to this behavior with a dramatic eye roll and accusations of narcissism, there’s something much more complex happening beyond a dashed-off post about feeling sad, disappointed, or anxious. 

New research suggests that more teens and young adults are dealing with emotional and mental health distress than ever before. They’re also being asked by mental health advocates and celebrities to open up about their pain. The hope is that such honesty will reduce stigma and connect vulnerable young people with support and professional help.   Read more…

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