It seems like the terms depression and anxiety are thrown around a lot these days, but what do these words truly mean and how are they impacting today’s youth?


Let’s be honest, we all have our moments when we feel low or when everything just feels like too much. So why do people keep saying that there is a mental health crisis going on today? Well the answer is that rates of depression and anxiety are at an ultimate high, especially for youth today.


The reality is most people experience some level of depression and anxiety throughout their lives. What’s different now? Why are we all struggling to be “the best”? Are parents and society putting unrealistic expectations on today’s youth? How can we support Gen Z? When should we take mental health seriously?  All these questions and more are answered in the spring issue of MASK The Magazine. Parents will learn to help kids learn how to relax, let things go and how to express and process stress and many other feelings.


The Perfect Reel

For many teens, the pressure to be “perfect” is an unavoidable reality. While this is nothing new, since the advent of social media, this pressure has become exponentially more invasive. Teens face endless notifications updating them on what seems like the perfect lives of friends, peers, athletes and influencers. How can we help teens become critical thinkers about the unattainable standards that were once reserved for fashion models in glossy magazines that are now part of a teen’s everyday world?


MASK’S spring Mental Wellness: Anxiety, Depression and Generation Z issue explores how kids can combat the pressures of social media, how to teach kids to think critically about what they see online, and that it is ok to fail. 


Healthy Coping

Despite all that is going on in the world today, as families we can do our best to immunize our children against developing mental health challenges by fostering individual and family resiliency. Whether you have a Pre-K, elementary, junior high, high school or college student, Dr. Shefali Gandhi a licensed psychologist in Scottsdale, AZ, offers an age-appropriate guide on teaching our children how to tolerate frustration, regulate their feelings, and maintain a healthy outlook in the face of adversity. 


Anxiety Fueled

From seven tips to calm the anxiety fire to battling loneliness, the Mental Wellness issue is packed with timely and trending information. From cover to cover, this award-winning magazine is filled with parenting advice from medical doctors, clinical psychologists, professors and professionals, as well as moms, dads and students. 


Subscribe now to the Mental Wellness: Anxiety, Depression and Generation Z issue.

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