A recent Pew survey found that 70% of teens view anxiety and depression as a major problem among their peers, ranking higher than other concerns like bullying, drugs and drinking. Forum talks with Bay Area high school students about mental health and whether they agree with research that links the increase in anxiety and depression to academic pressure and social media use. This segment is part of KQED’s "Youth Takeover,” a week featuring stories developed and produced with high school students from across the Bay Area.
Resources Shared by the Audience:
NOTE: These resources have not been vetted by KQED.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
- Adolescent Depression Awareness Program (ADAP) at John Hopkins
- Bring Change to Mind (Fights to End Stigma and Discrimination Surrounding Mental Illness.
- Family Education and Resource Center ('FERC') (Provides information, education and support services to family/caregivers in Alameda County)
- Family Connections (A 12-Week Program for Family of People with Borderline Personality Disorder)
- Family Sanity (Offers Online and In Person Support)
- Felton Institute
- Green Light Clinic (Offers Free Counseling for Ages 14 - 26)
- MentaliTea (Podcast about Mental Health)
- UCSF's Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program for Adolescents and Young Adults)
- Wake Up (Mindfulness Program for Young Adults)
- Willows in the Wind (Offers Free Support Groups in the Bay Area)
- "Not Alone" film on Netflix