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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]

March 15, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Will Deleting Facebook Make You Happy? Experts Weigh In.

March 15, 2019 10:00 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Facebook plays a role as a source of real - and fake - information and some feel it improves their social connections. But there are downsides. A recent Standard study found that not using it for a month improved well-being for participants. Will deleting Facebook make you happy? I asked professionals for their insight on the benefits of quitting Facebook. [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]

January 18, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Modern Ads and Impact on Mental Health

January 18, 2019 10:01 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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There are psychological principles, or neuromarketing, used in ads, that entice people to buy. And neuromarketing does have a dark side, influencing people to buy out of FOMO (fear of missing out), making claims that a product or service will bring happiness, and using high pressure tactics to induce anxiety until a purchase is made. [More]