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Social Media Interventions for Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health
The Healthy Minds Network Webinar Series
Session #7, May 2014
The Healthy Minds Network
Research-to-practice network based at University of Michigan
Public health approach to mental health among young people
HMN Research-to-Practice Objectives:
(1) produce knowledge (research)
(2) distribute knowledge (dissemination)
(3) use knowledge (practice)
-Dr. Megan Moreno and Megan Pumper, University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Research Institute
-Blake Wagner III, Healthy Minds Network
-Andrew Inscore, Healthy Minds Network
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Depression and Social Media
Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH & Megan Pumper
Our mission as the Social Media & Adolescent Health Research Team is to advance society’s understanding of the relationships between media and adolescent health towards educating adolescents, providing better care, and developing innovations in adolescent healthcare.
Depression and Facebook
“It’s like they don’t feel comfortable enough to say it in person but they really want someone to reach out to them… It’s easier to talk about it on Facebook where you’re not directly complaining to someone. And then if someone wants to help you they will.”
“If I was a close friend I would definitely say something. But I know there are people that have all these friends on Facebook and talk to them maybe once a year. If they had something in their status update I wouldn’t really think anything of it because I don’t really know them.”
Depression and Twitter
The purpose of this study was to examine if and how the topic of depression is being discussed on Twitter.
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The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy
-Irving Yalom – Stanford 1970
Greene & Kesselheim, 2010; Lane & Twaddell, 2010; Weaver-Larisey, Reber, & Paek, 2010
Ellis et al., 2013
Schuster, Drennan, &Lings, 2013
Gowen et al., 2012 Portland State University
-reduces social isolation
-increases social engagement
-info about how to live independently
-how to manage mental health related issues
-high interest in helping others
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