In her debut blog, Molly McCarthy appraises a recent Lancet Psychiatry systematic review and meta-analysis exploring the patterns of paediatric emergency department visits for suicide attempts, suicidal ideation, and self-harm incidents before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.[read the full story...]
Multiracial young adults at higher risk of mental illness compared to their monoracial counterparts, according to US university research
Andie Ashdown summarises a cross-sectional study exploring mental health disparities between multiracial and monoracial young people in the United States.[read the full story...]
Equipping young adolescents with wellbeing skills: does a universal, classroom-based CBT intervention promote positive mental health?
Emily Hards and Maria Loades summarise a cluster randomised controlled trial exploring the effectiveness of universal process-based CBT for positive mental health in early adolescence.[read the full story...]
Community interventions for anxiety and depression: the benefits of sports, music, gardening, art and culture
Jessica Bone critically considers a systematic review of community interventions for anxiety and depression in adults and young people, which suggests that more research is required targeting young people and specific community assets.[read the full story...]
Youth trauma narratives: a thematic analysis of meaning-making during trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (TF-CBT)
In her debut blog, Georgina Thompson explores a qualitative study of how young people create meaning of their experiences during trauma narration, when receiving trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy.[read the full story...]
Can social recovery therapy improve social disability in young people?
In her debut blog, Jude Madani summarises the findings of the PRODIGY trial, which looked at the clinical and cost-effectiveness of social recovery therapy for the prevention and treatment of long-term social disability among young people with emerging severe mental illness.[read the full story...]
Tackling structural racism in suicide prevention: a conceptual framework
Kam Bhui reviews a conceptual framework developed to understand structural racism and suicide prevention for ethnoracially minoritised youth in the United States.[read the full story...]
Can gaming interventions help treat youth depression or anxiety?
Theo Kyriacou and Andie Ashdown summarise a systematic review which finds that gaming interventions may be useful for depression, but not anxiety, in young people.[read the full story...]
Talking to young people about online safety: the who, what, when and how
In his debut blog, Luke Bayliss explores a Delphi study that will help mental health practitioners to converse with young people about their online activities and impact on mental health.[read the full story...]
Apps to support the mental health of young people: flashy and available versus evidence-based and hidden?
Belinda Platt highlights a new review of mental health apps for young people, which finds there are many apps which seem appealing to young people but have no evidence-base, but only a handful of apps with a sound evidence-base which are available to young people.[read the full story...]