Memes for Good: Gen Z Taking the Lead on Mental Health
Young people have it rough. From 2007 to 2019, the number of adolescents who reported having a depressive episode jumped 60 percent. And that increase was before the pandemic, which forced most into Zoom school and social isolation. While adults have been studying the effects of social media on mental health, many in Gen Z are forging ahead using the platforms for good: to form meaningful connections among peers and normalize conversations around anxiety, depression, and even suicide. Hear from some of the inspiring community builders leading the way.
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