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Help for Depression in Young Adult: Resources and More

Depression can quickly take over one’s life. Even before COVID-19, the prevalence of mental illness among adults was increasing. In 2017-2018, 19% of adults experienced a mental illness, an increase of 1.5 million people over last year’s dataset. And youth mental health is worsening. 9.7% of youth in the U.S. have severe major depression, compared …

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How Can Social Connections Help Prevent Depression In Young Adults?

The early stages of adulthood can have a variety of changes as young adults transition from adolescence into adults. They are seen as grown up and many of them leave home for the first time. And while these changes can be exciting for some, for other young adults they can be challenging. The new responsibilities …

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Causes of Loneliness in Young Adults

As people practice social distancing across the globe and are encouraged to spend more time self-isolated, this question has been on our minds: when does isolation increase loneliness and why? A recent study suggests that different generations are equally lonely, although for different reasons. The study found that social isolation was not significantly associated with …

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Hopelessness in Young Adults Warning Sign of Depression

The intersection of negative life events and negative thoughts bring about a sense of hopelessness. Many young adults who are going through major life transitions feel directionless and unmotivated, which holds them back from imagining realistic long-term goals. While many people consider sadness as the defining feature of depression, research suggests that hopelessness in young …

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Dropping Out or Taking Time Off? Taking Advantage of Gap Year Programming

It’s never too late to take a gap year! Gap year programs are appropriate for recent high school and college graduates and for students who have decided to drop out or take time off. Whether you’re taking a break from school or delaying starting for a few months, young adults look to gap year programs …

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The Lure of the Screen: How Video Games Can Lead to Social Isolation

In recent years, there’s been a cycle of blaming video games for aggressive behaviors, although studies have been inconclusive. According to research, violent video games may increase aggressive behavior, but the effect is usually very small. While the rise in popularity of violent video games may not explain recent trends in violent crime, they may …

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