Rebecca Ruiz

Rebecca Ruiz

Rebecca Ruiz is a Senior Reporter at Mashable. She frequently covers mental health, digital culture, and technology. Her areas of expertise include suicide prevention, screen use and mental health, parenting, youth well-being, and meditation and mindfulness. Prior to Mashable, Rebecca was a staff writer, reporter, and editor at NBC News Digital, special reports project director at The American Prospect, and staff writer at Forbes. Rebecca has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and a Master's in Journalism from U.C. Berkeley. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, watching movie trailers, traveling to places where she can't get cell service, and hiking with her border collie.

By Rebecca Ruiz
How social media in the classroom is burning teachers out

New S.O.S. initiative online rating system targets teen safety

New chatbot connects abortion-seekers with care options

988 Lifeline now available in American Sign Language

New survey shows emotional toll of AI anxiety, employee monitoring embraces 'they,' adds hundreds of new words

How to ask a teen if they're feeling suicidal

U.S. government sues SpaceX for discrimination

How to fact-check the Republican primary debate in real time

Your mental health internet search may lead to malware

Lawsuit: YouTube and Reddit helped radicalize Buffalo mass shooter

YouTube will remove videos with harmful cancer claims

Report slams generative AI tools for helping users create harmful eating disorder content

Why some Americans cheered when Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. lost at the World Cup

5 tips to help manage your back-to-school mental health

Why extreme heat brings worse mental health — and what you can do about it.

The surprising mindfulness of 'The Bear'

5 social-emotional skills for parents

Starting to hate cars — even if you drive one? There's an online community for you.

7 skills to help reframe negative thoughts when social media makes you feel lousy

Resources you'll need for raising an anti-racist child

'It's our free space': How queer youth can protect their joy online

5 ways parents can talk to kids about LGBTQ+ identities

The 8 most impactful mental health moments of 2023 (so far)

Feeling an existential crisis brewing? Here are 3 ways to cope.
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