Mercer Island has it all, plus extra helping of teen angst
Island teens show far more cases of anxiety, depression and rule-breaking behavior than the norm, according to a new study by Suniya S. Luthar, professor of psychology and education at Teachers College,
Luthar, a developmental psychologist whose research focuses on resilience among at-risk youth, was hired to conduct the study by Mercer Island Communities That Care, a communitywide initiative to reduce underage drinking and drug use funded under a two-year Department of Health grant.
Results of a communitywide survey Luthar did on
This article appeared in the April 21, 2007 edition of the Seattle Times.
Published Monday, Apr. 23, 2007