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A National Survey Sponsored by Hopelab and Well Being Trust

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Digital Health Practices, Social Media Use, and Mental Well-Being Among Teens and Young Adults in the U.S.

A National Survey Sponsored by Hopelab and Well Being Trust

By Victoria Rideout, M.A. and Susannah Fox

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This report presents the first set of descriptive findings from a nationally representative, probability-based survey of more than 1,300 U.S. teens and young adults, ages 14 to 22, conducted in February and March 2018. This initial report focuses on two main topics: first, young people’s self-described use of online health information and digital health tools, including those used for peer-to-peer health exchanges; and second, the associations between self-reported social media use and mental well-being among teens and young adults (TYAs).

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