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Teenage Mental Health

“It’s the pressure, the pressure they are putting on themselves, they are so hard on themselves.”

In a world that seemingly accelerates on a daily basis, understanding the realities of young people and their mental well-being is increasingly vital.

Recent research in the Cigna 360 Wellbeing Survey showed that Gen Z are currently the most stressed generation on the planet, while a recent study by Dove showed that younger children are struggling with their mental health, tied to an addiction to social media.

In this episode of ‘the mentl space’ podcast Scott Armstrong sits down with Jasmine Navarro, a family wellbeing expert, to explore the challenges our children are dealing with.

One of the standout moments is the discussion on empowering children to find their own answers. Jasmine emphasises the importance of listening and questioning, allowing children to discover their own solutions. This approach not only empowers them but also fosters a sense of independence and self-confidence. By giving children the space to speak and be heard, we can help them develop their own emotional intelligence and problem-solving skills.

Another significant moment in the episode revolves around the impact of social media on teens’ mental health and the challenges faced by parents. Scott and Jasmine engage in a thought-provoking conversation about the role of social media in today’s society.

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They acknowledge that while social media can be a powerful tool for communication, it also poses risks to mental well-being. The podcast encourages parents to have open conversations with their children about social media usage, helping them understand the potential consequences and make informed choices.

The episode also touches upon the journey of grief and purpose, highlighting personal loss and professional transformation. Through Jasmine’s story, listeners can gain insights into the power of self-discovery and acceptance. Her experience serves as a reminder that even in the face of adversity, it is possible to find purpose and meaning. This narrative resonates with individuals who may be going through similar struggles, offering hope and inspiration.

This episode offers valuable insights into empowering children, navigating social media, and finding purpose amidst grief. By exploring these topics, the podcast encourages listeners to engage in open conversations, develop emotional intelligence, and foster a supportive environment for mental well-being.

A must-listen for anyone seeking to gain a deeper understanding of the realities faced by today’s youth and the strategies to support their mental health.

Time stamp chapters:

03:45: Personal Struggles With Depression And Feeling Alone

07:27: Personal Loss And Professional Transformation: A Journey Of Grief And Purpose

13:55: A Gentle Approach To Helping Teenagers Embrace Their Emotions And Self-language

19:00: The Importance Of Leading By Example And Developing A Personal Routine