During adolescence, there are changes in the body and hormones, social surroundings, and changes in the brain– all of which grant vulnerability to mental health. In fact, 16% of adolescence will have depression at some point, and 10-15% will contemplate ending their lives. These factors and statistics underline the importance of meeting emotional, mental, and social health needs for our kids.

At the University of Minnesota Medical School, researchers like Katie Cullen, MD, examine the neurodevelopmental groundwork of mental health risks in adolescents and young adults and help find ways to navigate healthy trajectories to adulthood.

Here are other resources featuring Dr. Cullen’s work:

Treating depression with brain stimulation & mindful breathing

Managing mental health during a pandemic

Considering Mental Health During Back-to-School Season


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