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Mental Health in the News

How Smartphones Are Making Kids Unhappy

By NPR | News

For the first time, a generation of children is going through adolescence with smartphones ever-present. Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, has a name for these young people born between 1995 and 2012: “iGen.”

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Students Flood College Mental-Health Centers

By The Wall Street Journal | News

Dr. Kipp Pietrantonio, an instructor at Ohio State University, has begun hosting a twice weekly “Beating Anxiety” workshop” at the university’s counseling center. The workshop advises students to tackle anxiety by exercising, getting enough sleep and reframing catastrophic thoughts in more logical ways.

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Stop calling Trump ‘crazy.’ It demeans people with mental illness

By The Washington Post | News

We ought to stop casually throwing around terms like “crazy” in our daily lives. They only serve to demean and undercut people. “Crazy” is never uttered with compassion. When that language is commonplace, it becomes that much harder for those experiencing mental illness to openly seek treatment that works.

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