This opinion piece from Derek Thompson in the Atlantic outlines four reasons propelling the youth mental health crisis today – social media use; reduced sociality; a stressful, interconnected world; and modern parenting strategies. Thompson also dispels three common myths about the mental health crisis – that the crisis is also leading to an increase in “bad behaviors”, that teens have always been this way and that we are just more open as a society when it comes to talking about mental health, and that the crisis was caused by the pandemic.