There are a number of dialogues about mental health that are profoundly difficult and heartbreaking. The most difficult conversation, however, might just be talking about suicide –especially the suicide of loved ones. There are a number of reasons people avoid talking about this subject, but evading the discussion does not make potential issues go away.… Continue reading Suicide Blogging: Prevention or Contemplation?
The potential of digital, mobile, and connected technologies to advance mental health, and especially psychiatric rehabilitation, continues to rapidly evolve. An increasing number of people are relying on the internet to obtain health related information. Many of these individuals use social media - such as blogs, social networks sites, micro blogs and content communities -… Continue reading Concerns Associated with the Use of Online Counseling in Mental Health Practices
Technology has created new opportunities in mental health support. Mental Health applications (app) have the potential to play a vital part in mental health care. The growth of mental health mobile apps has been exponential. There are a great number of mental health apps available in iTunes and Android app stores, and the number is… Continue reading Technology and Mental Health Mobile Applications
Mental illnesses are common across the world. According to the World Health Organization, depression affects 350 million people; bipolar affective disorder affects about 60 million people; schizophrenia affects about 21 million people worldwide. However, between 35 and 50 percent of people with mental illness receive no treatment. It is argued that mental illness stigma is the major reason to keep… Continue reading Mental Health Promotion and Social Media
The way we communicate and disseminate information is rapidly changing. With the continued growth of the Internet and social media, it is important for individuals and mental health organizations to develop a better understanding of these technologies and their impact on their communication channels. Social media uses Internet service to instantly collaborate, share information, and… Continue reading Mental Health Communication in Social Media Channels