Resilience in a Digital Age
Our new digital world effects everything in our lives - including our mental health. After seeing a dramatic increase in teenage anxiety, depression, and suicides in recent years, we have created a pilot to go with our cyber-safety program that specifically addresses student mental health, and how the digital world effects it. Our program is aimed at the most at-risk groups: middle school, high school, and college students.
We break the topic down into three parts: Educating students about the fundamental warning signs and causes of depression and anxiety, teaching students about emotional resilience and how they can use the internet and social media to help their health rather than hurt it, and giving students information about local and online resources to help them build and maintain resilience. Through our program, we hope to open a dialogue about mental health so students have the knowledge and vocabulary to address their needs.