Improving Teen Mental Health

Marisa Marraccini poses for cameraA program that will bring researchers and high school students together to develop a social media campaign that provides mental health resources for adolescents has received the C. Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institutional Priorities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Marisa Marraccini, assistant professor at the UNC School of Education, will lead the team that is receiving funding from the award. Marraccini and a team of collaborators will work side-by-side with high school students in Lee County, North Carolina, to craft social media messaging and test its efficacy through a co-creation process. The campaign will be designed to provide education and therapeutic skills to prevent mental health disorders.

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