2019 Children’s Mental Health Report: Social Media, Gaming and Mental Health

The link between excessive or impairing internet use and depression is increasingly supported by research. At the same time, studies, surveys and testimonials demonstrate that for many young people, communicating online makes them feel better about themselves and more connected.

The purpose of the Children’s Mental Health Report is to put these risks and benefits in context for parents and educators so that they can practically guide youth in a connected world. Below is a summary of top findings. Download a PDF of the report and more at childmind.org/report

Visit the NYSCSH Mental Health Page for additional resources.