Adolescent Girls: Social Media and Mental Health, March 16

On Thursday, March 16, please join the Wellesley Centers for Women and the Metrowest Women’s Fund for a powerful discussion panel on middle school girls’ mental health and social media use. If you didn’t know, mental health is one of the Owl’s deepest interests and Wellesley College is one of her favorite places along with the Wellesley Centers for Women and Ogilvie Town Forest, but the latter is not relevant in this post. In addition, please note Weston resident Rebecca Parkhill is on the panel. Go ‘cats.

The panel will delve into the latest findings from a comprehensive needs assessment conducted by the Metrowest Women’s Fund, discuss the mental health challenges that middle school girls face in the digital world, and highlight ways to support their well-being.

Researchers from the Youth, Media & Wellbeing Research Lab at the Wellesley Centers for Women will present two innovative approaches aimed at improving girls’ mental health and well-being in the digital age. Discover how digital well-being and STEM workshops can empower girls to navigate social media with confidence and build resilience. Learn how the Youth Advisory Board provides valuable input on how to apply research studies in meaningful ways to improve mental well-being on social media.

This panel will feature experts in the fields of mental health, social media, and adolescent development who will share their insights and expertise. Be prepared for a thought-provoking and informative discussion as we work together to make a difference in the lives of middle school girls.

Social Media and Mental Health: Research-Based Approaches to Support Adolescent Girls’ Wellbeing
Date: Thurs, Mar 16, 2023 • 1:00 p.m. ET | Location: Virtual
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This virtual program is part of the Social Change Dialogues series hosted by the Wellesley Centers for Women, with support from the Cowles/Sulzberger Fund, and co-hosted by the Metrowest Women’s Fund. The event is co-sponsored by the Wellesley College Computer Science, Education, and Psychology departments. The program will be recorded and shared with those who cannot attend live.

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