Seminar Series

Depression's got a hold of me: Generational trends in substance use and mental health among U.S. adolescents



Date
February 11, 2019
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Speaker(s)
Katherine Keyes, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Location
1149 Pitt Public Health
Category
PUB HLT - PHDL
Contact
Sharon Crow
Project Coordinator


412-624-5438
swc3@pitt.edu
Description

Alcohol, tobacco, and many other substances are at a historically low prevalence among U.S. adolescents and continue to decrease annually. At the same time, after a long period of relative stability, depression, suicidal behavior and death by suicide, and other mental health indicators have begun increasing among U.S. adolescents, especially girls and women. In this talk, Dr. Keyes will provide a cross-generational and sociological framework to understand the connection (and recent disconnection) between substance use and mental health among adolescents across birth cohorts from the last 40 years, with a particular focus on gender.