Line One: Youth and Social Media

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The US Surgeon General recently released an advisory on how social media helps and hurts youth mental health. There are positive impacts but social media can also increase depression and anxiety. On this Line One, host Prentiss Pemberton talks with Jennifer Gessert, a therapist specializing in technology addiction. They discuss how social media impacts kids and teens.

HOST: Prentiss Pemberton

GUESTS: Jennifer Gessert

White Wave Counseling

Surgeon General’s Advisory Report on Youth and Social Media


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LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at 10 a.m. AKDT
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Prentiss Pemberton is a host of Line One: Your Health Connection at Alaska Public Media. Reach him at Read more about Prentiss here.

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