In 2016, the World Health Organization identified depression as the leading cause of illness in young people, & in 2021 UNICEF reported suicide as the 1st leading cause of death in eastern Europe & Central Asia, & the 2nd leading cause in western Europe & North America.
The territory adolescents are navigating is unprecedented.
. Social Media & devises can be more addictive than cocaine
. Polarities are increasingly extreme
. Fabricated Truths & Questionable Agendas proliferate
. Algorithms & the Media tell us we always need more
. Climate Anxiety amongst young people is prevalent across the globe
. Parental neglect - denying children the attention, social interaction, & emotional support they need to thrive - is at all time highs
. Cultures of Non-Personal Communication, Opinionated & False Information, Online Pornography, Social Pressure, Targeted Rejection, Bullying, Objectified Sex, Violence, Drugs, & Heavy Drinking are normalized & sharply on the rise
The American Society for the Positive Care of Children
Child Mind Institute
American Academy of Pediatrics
BOOKS & ARTICLES
Girls & Sex: navigating the complicated new landscape
Boys & Sex: young men on hookups, love, porn, consent, & navigating the new masculinity
American Girls: Social Media and the secret lives of teenagers
13 Reasons Why:
beyond the reasons
With effective solutions slow in coming, young people are ushered into our increasingly loud & corrosive world without a compass.
No amount of rules, laws, or vigilance can ensure what we want most for them. That they're inspired, healthy, & safe.
Focused on building a foundation of
inner worth, inner knowing, & inner trust,
ALL MANNER OF THINGS helps young people form & establish an indispensable,
always accessible map.
They have the chance to discover who they are, what they want, & how to stay true to that.
Given all the voices telling us who we are, or should be, on the outside, it has never been more important to know who we are within