You Are Not Your BrainDoes the current discourse on mental health need to change?
Mental health has been a “hot topic” for a number of years now, especially in relation to social media use and in light of rising suicide rates in the U.S. We recently covered General Surgeon Vivek Murthy’s comments on the dangers of children using social media. It’s increasingly apparent that excessive screen time is linked to poorer mental health, low self-esteem, and negative self-assessment among teenagers. More broadly, the terms “anxiety” and “depression” are used in common parlance. The mental language has become basically ubiquitous. While depression and anxiety are certainly rising, and the issue should be treated with great care and compassion, writer Lucy Foulkes thinks that some teens experience feelings of being left out if they don’t suffer Read More ›