Teenage Mental Health in the Social Media Age

Through Teenage Eyes 5

Episode Title: Teenage Mental Health in the Social Media Age 

By: Charlie Brooks and Caroline Flannery

Welcome to the Camp Rock podcast. As advocates for teenage mental health, being teenagers ourselves, I, Charlie Brooks, and my co-host, Caroline Flannery decided to make a podcast that would reflect the mental health issues faced by teenagers today. Today’s Camp Rock podcast episode will discuss the aspects of teenage mental health and wellbeing during the Social Media age.

Segment 1 (Negatives): 

  • Extremist groups – polarization
  • Cyberbullying – how it has affected kids and schools
  • Addictiveness
  • Teens are already vulnerable
  • Facebook whistleblower – causes/effects

Segment 2 (Positives):

  • Communities – identities and understanding – safe space for minorities
  • Censored countries organize protests
  • Relieve social anxiety
  • Online activism – kids getting interested in important topics


  • Teens are most vulnerable
  • Teen Line is a hotline made specifically for teens and their mental health struggles – speaking to another teen – You can call them at (800) 852-8336 or contact them via text from 9 pm to 12 am EST by texting “TEEN” to 839863
  • Positives reflect more on users
  • Ways to avoid letting social media control you:
  • Set time limits on these apps/your phone
  • Put down your phone – you need a tech break – ground you, and relieve anxiety
  • Delete apps altogether – more free time – happier

I’m Charlie Brooks, and I’m Caroline Flannery, and we’d like to thank you for listening to this episode of the Camp Rock podcast.

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Music Credits:

Our intro and outro music is After the Rain By Louie Zong

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