Social Media and Adolescent Mental Health
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
- 7:30 PM
As teen social media use rapidly rises, with 95% of 13-17-year-olds utilizing the platforms, there is growing concern about the implications of use on adolescent mental health and wellbeing (Pew Research Center). How can adults support their teens to safely engage online? Join the Northeast and Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, Community in Crisis, and our esteemed subject expert, Dr. Delaney Ruston, for this webinar. We will examine the challenges and benefits of social media and gain practical strategies to support the youth with whom you work.
Delaney Ruston is a Stanford trained physician, international speaker, and filmmaker who makes documentaries to foster social change. She is the creator of the award-winning films, Screenagers, about solutions for healthy screen time and Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER, about improving the emotional wellbeing of today’s youth. Over 5 million kids and adults have gathered for screenings in more than 90 countries.
Delaney has presented at Google, Facebook, The Aspen Institute, and her views are often in the press, such as in Good Morning America, NPR, The New York Times, and many others. She has partnered with the World Health Organization on advocacy and is a Fulbright Scholar. Along with filmmaking, Delaney currently provides medical care to the underserved and homeless, which she has done for 15 years.
Last Updated: 03/13/23