Social Media Resources for Teens & Young Adults

Learn how to balance the community-building aspect of social media while also navigating some of its negative impacts.

About Social Media

Actively engaging with social media comes with both benefits and drawbacks for teens and young adults. Engaging in social media gives teens the ability to show their interests and find others who share similar hobbies and passions.

But research also reveals some of the potential harms that come with spending too much time on social media, including trouble with sleeping and reduced self-esteem. Teens and young adults are also more likely to experience anxiety or depression when using social media for more than three hours a day.

Charlie Health’s collection of resources gives you the latest studies and thought leadership on social media today and how you can create a positive balance without giving up the platforms and connections that add positive meaning to your life.

Social Media & Mental Health

Get the latest news on how social media impacts mental health for teens and young adults, plus helpful tips for using your accounts in a healthy and empowering way.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Teen & Young Adults

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a mental health treatment that helps identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors that may contribute to mental health issues. Cognitive behavioral therapy aims to make people more aware of their thoughts and feelings, recognize patterns that contribute to their ongoing difficulties, and teach them how to modify and reframe those thoughts and behaviors.

Cognitive behavioral therapy helps teens and young adults see how their thoughts, feelings, and behavior patterns connect to their ongoing mental health challenges. By exploring these cognitive distortions, teens and young adults can gain insight into how their thoughts impact mood and behavior, and how their behavior affects thoughts and emotions.

Cognitive behavioral therapy through Charlie Health’s Intensive Outpatient Program can also help teens and young adults make strides in breaking an addiction to technology.

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Effects of Social Media Use

Get the latest resources for parents, teens, and young adults related to using social media in a way that supports mental health. Explore both actionable advice for all members of the family to navigate these issues together.

Social Media Research

Discover the latest studies on social media and mental health. Charlie Health explains medical research in a way that makes sense for teens and young adults so you have a clear understanding of what’s really going on in the world.