From the onset of puberty until a teenager has reached maturity, the period of adolescence can be fraught with social, emotional, and physical health and welfare challenges. RAND's research on adolescents includes studies on mental and physical health, substance use, violence, teenage pregnancy, juvenile delinquency, and educational outcomes.

  • Photo of the WeRise event

    Research Brief

    Evaluating Los Angeles County's Mental Health Community Engagement Campaign

    Nov 14, 2018

    The WeRise/WhyWeRise campaign targeted young people to encourage them to engage with mental health issues and create a movement to lower barriers to mental health access. People exposed to the campaign reported more-supportive attitudes toward people with mental illness and greater mobilization toward action around mental health issues.

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    Research Brief

    Drinking It In: The Impact of Alcohol Advertising on Kids

    May 23, 2018

    On average, adolescents see three alcohol ads per day. Exposure to these ads led youth to view alcohol and drinking more positively.

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