Teen Girls Experiencing Record Levels of Depression

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that 57% of teen girls felt persistently sad or hopeless in 2021—double that of boys and nearly 60% more than the highest level reported over the past decade. What role is social media playing in this disturbing decline?

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Study Suggests Suicidal Teens Influenced by “13 Reasons Why”

Researchers at the University of Michigan have found that half of suicidal teens in a hospital sample said the controversial Netflix hit show, 13 Reasons Why contributed to their suicidal symptoms.

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The Perilous World of Today’s Young Girl

Today’s young woman is facing a culture that is very different from the one their parents’ faced 25 years ago. With the rapid influx of secularism and relativism, just about anything goes and what was once considered an acceptable moral standard for all is now considered to be “up to the individual.” How do we prepare our girls to face the world as it exists today and still keep their faith and values?

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Is Loss of Religion Creating the “Snowflake” Generation?

15911947 - gorgeous smiling women isolated on white holding snowflakesCommentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Is bullying and over-reliance on social media really behind the increased numbers of youth suicide and drug addiction, or is the lack of religion and the higher meaning it lends to life the real culprit?

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Seventeen Magazine Praises Trashy Video

seventeen-magazineCommentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

America’s young girls continue to be under pressure to relax their moral standards as yet another popular teen magazine, Seventeen, published a glowing review of a music video featuring same-sex attraction and adultery.

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2 Teen Suicides Blamed on “13 Reasons Why”

13 reasons full faceCommentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

The parents of two teenagers say their children committed suicide just days after watching the controversial Netflix show, 13 Reasons Why, which many believe glorifies suicide and revenge.

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