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June 28, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Mental Health Issues Increase Among Young People

June 28, 2019 08:01 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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A recent study in the American Psychological Association's Journal of Abnormal Psychology found mental health issues increasing among young Americans. The research found that while older adults have not had a significant increase in psychological distress, it has increased with young adults, with partial blame given to an increase in digital media use. [More]

April 19, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Pinterest as a Tool for Social Support

April 19, 2019 08:00 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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A recent study found that one social media channel, Pinterest, an image sharing site, is a source of support for people living with chronic pain. Analyzed pins reflected supportive content, both informational and educational. Mental health and social media professionals were invited to comment on the potential positive impact of social media activity for this channel. [More]

April 16, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Texting Helps Kids Talk About Abuse According To New Study

April 16, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research found that children are able to communicate that they’ve been abused via text message, often within the very first message sent. “We were surprised,” study author Laura Schwab-Reese told us. “We didn’t expect kids to be willing to be so open about their experiences.” [More]

February 15, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Facebook for Suicide Prevention: Life Saving Tool or Invasion of Privacy?

February 15, 2019 10:01 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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If a Facebook user generated content indicates that individual could be at high risk for with, Facebook notifies local police about the risk and the police may do a wellness check and assistance from Facebook in locating that person. At the end of 2018, Mark Zuckerberg stated that Facebook was able to help first responders reach 3,500 people around the world who needed help. [More]