Tim DeWeese | Johnson County Mental Health

At START, we often hear from community leaders who share how they are seeing the impact of unhealthy tech use. In this short clip, Tim DeWeese, Mental Health Director for Johnson County, weighs in about the importance of developing a healhty tech-life balance for ourselves, and then modeling those healthy tech habits for young people. Because developing brains are still unable to manage emotions and impulses, DeWeese suggests that creating no phone zones can relieve our kids of the pressures associated with technology, leading to less risky behavior and better overall health.