Relationship between adolescent suicidality, self-Injury, and media habits.
Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America
Media has changed the daily lives of most Americans, especially adolescents. The interplay between development and media habits is complex. There is a link between excessive media use and risk-taking behaviors, with an alarming increase in adolescent nonsuicidal self-injury, suicidal behavior, and completed suicide. The link is complex and not necessarily causal. Clinicians should routinely take a media history that distinguishes types and extent of use, content, and psychological impact. Media is a significant part of adolescents' lives and exploring their engagement with media is a critical piece of the initial assessment, risk assessment, and ongoing treatment.
Belfort, Erin L. and Miller, Lindsey, "Relationship between adolescent suicidality, self-Injury, and media habits." (2018). Maine Medical Center. 206.