1 in 5 young people have at least one mental, emotional, and behavioral (MEB) disorder, including depression.
Nearly 50% of children with a MEB disorder also experience significant challenges with their social, mental, or emotional development, which is associated with poorer physical health.
Given the high rates of youth depression and the long-term effects associated with depression, efforts to prevent depressive disorders in adolescents will have valuable implications for population health.Learn More
PATH 2 Purpose (P2P) is a free, voluntary virtual research study for teens (13 – 19 years old) who want to improve their mood and learn how to manage difficult feelings and situations. Developed by mental health professionals, P2P aims to assess how best to help teens like you build healthy habits and prevent feeling down.Interested?
If all of the below statements describe your teen, GREAT NEWS, they may be eligible to participate in P2P. Your teen...
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It was actually fairly simple [to participate]. I talked to [my doctor] about it. I made my account...and I did all the modules. I did try applying the things that were going on within the modules into my own life, because I’ve been going through a really rough time. Going through the modules and trying to use the stuff that is in the modules and applying it to real life actually helped.”Teen Male Participant
Today, I had a lot of negative things happen to me. But, instead of dwelling on them, I listed the positive things that happened during the day and used the tools I learned to change my perspective on the day. These groups have been helping me slowly change my thinking16-year-old Program Participant
Tracking my thoughts and feelings has really helped me see why I get sad or angry. It was really helpful in understanding why I get so down.15-year-old Program Participant
If your teen is eligible and chooses to participate in the P2P program, they will:
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