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What Is Hyper-Independence Trauma in Young Adults?

Reading Time: 6 minutes In the United States, most parents raise their children to be independent and self-sufficient. Young adults are expected to go to school or work, set career goals, build strong relationships outside the family, and maintain their commitments. Taken together, these life goals represent an appropriate level of adult independence. But independence can sometimes be taken […]

5 Reasons Why Treatment Is Important for Young Adults During the Holidays

Reading Time: 5 minutes For young adults, the holidays are typically about catching up on sleep, going out with friends, and spending time with family. Entering or remaining in treatment for mental health conditions doesn’t usually look like an appealing option, even when they know they need help. However, treatment is important even during the holidays—and can be life […]
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Depression in College Students: New Statistics and Research

Reading Time: 5 minutes College is typically one of the most exciting times in a young person’s life—and also one of the most stressful. Positive experiences of connection, learning, and independence are counterbalanced by academic and social pressures, coupled with the challenges of being away from home for the first time. That’s always been true. But over the past […]
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Loneliness and Depression in Young Adults

Reading Time: 5 minutes Emerging adults are the loneliest generation, despite being more social and more plugged-in than other age groups. Loneliness peaks between the ages of 18 and 29, according to a new research review. And feeling lonely increases the risk of mental health conditions—creating an epidemic of loneliness and depression in young adults. Loneliness is defined as […]
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5 Steps for How to Do a Digital Detox

Reading Time: 7 minutes We are constantly plugged in to the virtual world. Our daily lives consist of regularly checking emails, responding to texts from friends, mindlessly scrolling through Instagram or TikTok, and getting news alerts. Since the pandemic, we’ve become used to socializing, going to school, and meeting with colleagues online as well. That makes the question “What […]
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Preventing Suicide Among Young Adults: Statistics and Strategies

Reading Time: 6 minutes Close to half of young adults struggle with their mental health, and more than a third of that group don’t receive the treatment they need. Moreover, at one point during the past two years, 25.5 percent of young adults (ages 18–24) seriously considered suicide.

How the Fentanyl Epidemic Threatens Young Adults

Reading Time: 4 minutes Abuse, addiction, and deaths due to the synthetic opioid fentanyl are increasingly prevalent among young people. And the danger of the fentanyl epidemic is multiplied by the proliferation of fentanyl-laced drugs, like Percocet, oxycodone, and other prescription opioids. Teens and young adults buy these poisonous counterfeit drugs illegally via social media platforms. Synthetic opioids such […]
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Why Do I Feel Depressed at Night?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Do you wish you knew how to stop feeling sad at night? If so, you’re not alone. The chat boards light up post-midnight with comments from people overcome by feelings of depression at night. “The silence of every night is a reminder of how alone I feel,” says one Reddit user. “I’m trapped in my […]

The Link Between Vaping and Mental Health

Reading Time: 7 minutes Many young adults don’t realize that vaping is harmful to their physical and mental health. In fact, one-third of young people believe that vaping nicotine is no worse than drinking a cup of coffee. And they may not understand the links between vaping and mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, and eating disorders. Awareness […]
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Why Young Adults Don’t Seek Treatment for Mental Health

Reading Time: 7 minutes Young adults are struggling with mental health issues more than any other age group. A new report from the COVID States Project shows that half of young people ages 18 to 24 are experiencing moderate or severe symptoms of depression, and another 23 percent have mild symptoms. And yet vast numbers of young adults don’t seek care for their […]
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The Mental Health Effects of Sleep Deprivation in College Students

Reading Time: 4 minutes College and sleep deprivation are known to go hand in hand. But pulling all-nighters doesn’t just leave young people yawning in class—it may also significantly reduce their well-being. Sleep deprivation in college students and other young adults may be contributing to the current mental health crisis among this age group. Sleep Deprivation in College Students: […]

Building Community and Connection in an Age of Isolation

Reading Time: 4 minutes Social isolation and loneliness are two of the primary factors leading to anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation among young adults. Young people often feel disconnected and alone, as if no one truly understands what they’re going through. In a study conducted by researchers at Harvard, 61 percent of young adults reported high levels of loneliness, […]
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How Does Your Physical Environment Affect You and Your Mental Health?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Our everyday surroundings have a powerful impact on our mood and emotions. A dark, cluttered room evokes different feelings than an airy, light-filled space. But the impact goes beyond our immediate reaction—for example, one study found that living in a cluttered home can actually stimulate the production of cortisol, the stress hormone. So exactly how […]
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How to Identify the Symptoms of Grief

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you’re feeling agitated, irritable, and down on yourself, it might not be for the reasons you think. Instead, you might be experiencing symptoms of grief. Sadness isn’t the only emotion associated with grief. And grief doesn’t look or feel the same for everyone. It’s a complicated emotion that comes in many forms and manifests […]

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