We Must Continue to Protect Our Children's Mental and Physical Health

The link between screen time and mental health is clear. Earlier this year, U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy released a statement sounding the alarm on the dangers of adolescent social media use and the harm it can cause to children’s mental health.

Throughout the month of May, we have been observing National Mental Health Awareness Month, declared by President Biden to help bring attention and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. Included in his proclamation is a warning about the impact that social media and screen time have on the mental health of our youth.

PDFNJ has messaging available for you to use in your community to help parents get this important message. Visit drugfreenj.org for more information.

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