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Self-Compassion and Teenagers

Bluth, K.

"The Measure of Everyday Life" is a weekly public radio program featuring researchers, practitioners, and professionals discussing their work to improve the human condition. Episodes air Sunday nights at 6:30 pm EST in the Raleigh-Durham, NC, media market and are available online the Wednesday following the original airing. WNCU produces the show with major underwriting from the nonprofit RTI International.

Anyone who has spent time around a teenager knows rebellion and self-discovery are part of the experience. In our current world, though, many teenagers struggle with anxiety, depression, or confusion as well. Researchers are starting to learn about approaches that can help people of all ages, including teens. In this episode, we talk with Karen Bluth of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to talk about her innovative, evidence-based work to develop mental health tools for teenagers and their families.

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