The Virtual Lives of Children: A Screen-Time Pandemic?

Remote learning and social distancing have ramped-up internet use among kids— but not without impact to their mental health. Morgan Stanley has partnered with the Child Mind Institute to study the impact and make recommendations.

By the time you finish this sentence, you will have spent four more seconds staring at a screen, an activity that most of us are now spending significantly more time doing since the pandemic hit. For kids, that amount has nearly doubled to roughly six hours a day on average.1  During the pandemic, more children are living their lives virtually than ever before, from toddlers on tablets while mom is on a conference call, to teenagers juggling online classes with hours-long group chats.

A Single Mom Returns to Work

Erica Bowman left the fast-paced world of finance to raise her family. When she decided to dive back in, our Return to Work Program was there to support her every step of the way.

When Erica Bowman left her career in financial services to become a stay-at-home mother, she understood the challenges ahead. Bowman in that time filed for divorce and became a single parent with a baby and knew that she would need to recommit to full-time work, both for the financial stability and as a role model to her young daughter.

Predicting Depression in Teens

A study conducted by Columbia University Department of Psychiatry researchers and funded by Morgan Stanley is looking at the brain—along with smartphone habits—to try to determine how and why adolescents experience this increasingly prevalent mental illne

You only need to read the headlines to know the toll the last year has taken on adolescent mental health. With the stress of the pandemic impacting well-being—and parents left unsure how to help—the search for more timely diagnoses and effective treatments takes on new urgency. For years, psychiatry has focused on mood as the main culprit in depression, but researchers have started to also suspect that motivation is just as important. Randy P.

Helping Teens: The Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children's Mental Health

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Our latest initiative combines the resources and reach of Morgan Stanley with the knowledge and experience of our distinguished nonprofit partner organizations to help deliver positive, tangible impact on the critical challenges of stress, anxiety, and depression in children, adolescents and young people.

Post-Pandemic, Southwest Airlines Positions for Clearer Skies Ahead

How do you run a 50,000-employee airline after a pandemic eliminates 95% of your bookings virtually overnight? Airline industry legend Gary Kelly, Chair and CEO of Southwest, sits down with Morgan Stanley to tell the tale.
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How do today’s most influential C-suite executives navigate a period of historic disruption, marked by a pandemic, tech innovation, rapidly evolving business models, trade tensions and the effects of geopolitics on global business?

On Morgan Stanley's new series, Exceptional Leaders/Exceptional Ideas, the firm's equity analysts sit down with leaders at world-class global companies to answer these questions, unpacking broad foundational changes in sectors, industries and markets.

Cross-Sector Solutions for a Sustainable Future

Public and private sectors are coming together with more coordination and innovation than ever before to help mitigate the world’s biggest sustainability problems

Morgan Stanley Expands Partnership With KaBOOM! Through a New Grant, Creating Additional Innovative Play Spaces for Children in 21 Cities

Partnership with Over 800 Empoloyee Volunteers Continues to Provide Thousands of Children with Safe Play Spaces, Strengthening Their Healthy Start to Life
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NEW YORK, April 30, 2019 /3BL Media/– Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced a new grant to KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to ensuring that all kids get a childhood filled with the balanced and active play needed to thrive. The two-year Morgan Stanley Foundation grant is a continuation of Morgan Stanley’s long-standing partnership with KaBOOM!, which has already led to the creation of 20 playgrounds, serving more than 9,500 kids around the country.

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