We’ll be joined by a panel of psychology and education experts and a group of teens and their parents to discuss the uncharted territory of being a young person in 2022, on the heels of a global pandemic that upended school, extracurricular activities and teens’ social lives. Social media’s ubiquity and public crises like mass shootings have only ramped up the pressure teens face, making it difficult to know how best to help, parent and guide them.
The event begins Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. ET. Register through AARP’s Virtual Community Center.
The panel discussion follows the release of our Teens in Crisis resource hub to help parents, grandparents and loved ones navigate adolescent struggles with mental health. Among its resources:
- 10 tricky parenting teens situations and how to handle them
- How to protect your teen against online scams
- What parents and grandparents need to know about apps
- 7 ways to fight back against cyberbullying
“Never in modern American history have rates of teen depression, loneliness and even suicide been so high,” AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins wrote in a column in the September AARP Bulletin, which is devoted in part to covering the teen mental health crisis. “Years of pandemic living have only worsened the situation.”
Visit the Teens in Crisis resource hub to learn more.
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