September 12, 2022
Mental Health
  • A new analysis conducted by CVS Health and Morning Consult found that teenagers are approaching educators more than parents with mental health concerns. The analysis is based on a survey, which revealed that 78 percent of educators had been approached by a child about mental health concerns, compared to 58 percent of parents. Additionally, 76 percent of educators said they were concerned about teen mental health vs. 43 percent of parents. The survey also found that educators and parents think different factors are negatively impacting teens’ mental health. Ninety-four percent of educators cited family dynamics and relationships, 91 percent said self-esteem, and 83 percent named social media. Fifty-four percent of parents identified academic pressures, 51 percent said self-esteem, and 43 percent said bully and social dynamics. (Press release here)