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Adolescents who have a sense of purpose are happier and healthier. How can we help?

UCLA Newsroom November 2, 2023

Filed in: Health & Wellbeing

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Helping young people develop a sense of purpose in life could build their resilience and prevent declines in mental health. A new report from the National Scientific Council on Adolescence (NSCA) outlines why having sense of purpose is a key aspect of healthy adolescent development and describes what adults can do to help.

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