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Introduction to adolescent mental health
Introduction to adolescent mental health

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This free course was written by Victoria Cooper, Sharon Mallon and Anthea Wilson and was published December 2021. We would also to thank Jennifer Colloby, Steven Harrison and Karen Horsley for their key contributions and critical reading of this course. We would like to thank the parents, young people and professionals who shared their experiences with us.Their willingness to share sensitive and highly personal accounts of having or supporting those with mental health challenges adds greatly to this course and we will hope will benefit all those who find themselves in similar situation.

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Session 7: Identifying sources of support


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Figure 6: Different types of mental health apps with Logos: Google Play and Apple App Store


Video 2: The Seven Cs of Resilience: Dr. Ken Ginsburg introduces his Seven Cs of Resilience: Confidence, Competence, Connection, Character, Contribution, Coping, and Control. Content provided courtesy of the Center for Parent and Teen Communication, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. © 2018 The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Video 3: Barriers to support © The Open University

Video 4: Trends in how social media impacts mental health © The Open University

Video 5: Helpful ways of limiting the negative impact of social media © The Open University

Video 6: #OwnYourFeed for a more positive time online courtesy: Young Minds

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