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Nadine Mulfinger, Nicolas Rüsch, Philipp Bayha, Sabine Müller, Isabel Böge, Vehbi Sakar, Silvia Krumm
BACKGROUND: The burden of mental illness (MI) is exacerbated when adolescents with MI are confronted with stigma and social exclusion. Adolescents face the difficult decision whether or not to disclose their MI. Focus groups (FGs) were conducted with parents of adolescents with MI as well as with teachers, mental health professionals (MHPs) and adolescents without MI. AIM: To collect information from relevant stakeholders on secrecy versus disclosure of MI among adolescents...
February 14, 2019: Journal of Mental Health
Ana Radovic, Yaming Li, Douglas Landsittel, Bradley D Stein, Elizabeth Miller
BACKGROUND: Few adolescents who experience depression or anxiety connect to mental health treatment. Supporting Our Valued Adolescents (SOVA) is a stakeholder-informed technology intervention that consists of 2 blog-format websites-one for adolescents and another for parents. SOVA is designed to intervene on targets, which may increase the mental health treatment uptake when adolescents with depression or anxiety are identified in primary care settings. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to describe the protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial designed to refine recruitment and retention strategies, document intervention fidelity and implementation outcomes, and assess changes in health beliefs and knowledge, emotional or informational support, and parent-adolescent communication quality in adolescents and their parents...
January 23, 2019: JMIR Research Protocols
Mary Jane Rotheram, Maria Isabel Fernandez, Sung-Jae Lee, Sue Ellen Abdalian, Leslie Kozina, Maryann Koussa, Warren Scott Comulada, Jeffrey D Klausner, Elizabeth Mayfield Arnold, Manuel A Ocasio, Dallas Swendeman
BACKGROUND: Over 20% of HIV diagnoses in the United States are among youth aged 12-24 years. Furthermore, youth have the lowest rates of uptake and adherence to antiretroviral (ARV) medications and are least aware of their HIV status. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to design a set of interrelated studies to promote completion of each step of the HIV Prevention Continuum by uninfected youth at high risk (YHR), as well as completion of steps in the Treatment Continuum by youth living with HIV (YLH)...
January 21, 2019: JMIR Research Protocols
Aksha M Memon, Shiva G Sharma, Satyajit S Mohite, Shailesh Jain
Social media use by minors has significantly increased and has been linked to depression and suicidality. Simultaneously, age-adjusted suicide rates have steadily increased over the past decade in the United States with suicide being the second most common cause of death in youth. Hence, the increase in suicide rate parallels the simultaneous increase in social media use. In addition, the rate of nonsuicidal self-injury ranges between 14% and 21% among young people. Evidence suggests that self-harming youth is more active on online social networks than youth who do not engage in self-harm behavior...
October 2018: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
Jessica C Bird, Robin Evans, Felicity Waite, Bao S Loe, Daniel Freeman
Background: Adolescence can be a challenging time, characterized by self-consciousness, heightened regard for peer acceptance, and fear of rejection. Interpersonal concerns are amplified by unpredictable social interactions, both online and offline. This developmental and social context is potentially conducive to the emergence of paranoia. However, research on paranoia during adolescence is scarce. Method: Our aim was to examine the prevalence, structure, and probabilistic causal mechanisms of adolescent paranoia...
December 10, 2018: Schizophrenia Bulletin
Jay Shah, Prithwijit Das, Nallammai Muthiah, Ruth Milanaik
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In recent years, breakthroughs and advancements in new age technology have revolutionized the way children communicate and interact with the world around them. As social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat continue to grow in popularity, their usage has raised concerns about their role and impact on adolescent development and behavior. This review examines the psychosocial implications of social media usage on youth outcomes related to body image, socialization, and adolescent development...
November 30, 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
Koustuv Saha, Ingmar Weber, Munmun De Choudhury
Student deaths on college campuses, whether brought about by a suicide or an uncontrollable incident, have serious repercussions for the mental wellbeing of students. Consequently, many campus administrators implement post-crisis intervention measures to promote student-centric mental health support. Information about these measures, which we refer to as " counseling recommendations ", are often shared via electronic channels, including social media. However, the current ability to assess the effects of these recommendations on post-crisis psychological states is limited...
June 2018: Proceedings of the ... International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
Nida Muzaffar, Eudys Briceno Brito, Joshua Fogel, David Fagan, Krishan Kumar, Rita Verma
Objective: Social media use and especially Facebook use is highly prevalent among adolescents. We study the association of symptoms of social anxiety, generalized anxiety, and depression with behaviours performed by adolescents when logged onto Facebook. Method: We surveyed 102 adolescents about social anxiety symptoms using the Leibowitz Social Anxiety Scale for Children and Adolescents and symptoms of generalized anxiety, depression, and general distress using the Mini Mood and Anxiety Symptom Questionnaire...
November 2018: Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Gabriel Santana da Rosa, Gustavo Santos Andrades, Arthur Caye, Maria Paz Hidalgo, Melissa Alves Braga de Oliveira, Luísa K Pilz
We aimed to investigate the influence of media portrayals of suicide on adolescents' mood, focusing on the case of 13 Reasons Why, a webseries that raised concerns for approaching suicide explicitly for an audience mostly composed of adolescents. There is already evidence of an increase in suicide-related Internet searches shortly following its release. Our study included 7004 individuals aged 12-18 years. Participants were recruited through posts on 13 Reasons Why-themed social media groups. Volunteers filled an online questionnaire made available throughout May 2017 (54-71 days after the show was released)...
January 2019: Journal of Psychiatric Research
Stefanie J Schmidt, Michael Kaess
Progress and challenges in the analysis of big data in social media of adolescents Abstract. Social media are ubiquitous today, and adolescents use them to express their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. New interdisciplinary methods allow the automatic analysis of the massive amounts of data (big data) available on social networking websites using machine-learning tools to detect indicators of mental-health problems and disorders by identifying differences with common activity and communication patterns...
October 30, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie
Joanna Ting Wai Chu, Robyn Whittaker, Yannan Jiang, Angela Wadham, Karolina Stasiak, Matthew Shepherd, Chris Bullen
BACKGROUND: Parents play an important role in the lives of adolescents and efforts aimed at strengthening parenting skills and increasing knowledge on adolescent development hold much promise to prevent and mitigate adolescent mental health problems. Innovative interventions that make use of technology-based platforms might be an effective and efficient way to deliver such support to parents. This protocol presents the design of a randomised controlled trial to investigate the effectiveness of a SMS-based mobile intervention (MyTeen) for parents of adolescents on promoting parental competence and mental health literacy...
October 26, 2018: BMC Public Health
Ali Pourmand, Jeffrey Roberson, Amy Caggiula, Natalia Monsalve, Murwarit Rahimi, Vanessa Torres-Llenza
INTRODUCTION: Suicide is a significant public health problem among teenagers and young adults in the United States, placing significant stress on emergency departments (EDs) to effectively screen and assess for the presence of suicidality in a rapid yet efficient manner. METHODS: A literature search was performed using PubMed and MEDLINE with the following terms: "Social media," "Suicide," "Facebook," "Twitter," "MySpace," "Snapchat," "Ethics," "Digital Media," and "Forums and Blog...
October 26, 2018: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Jeff Cain
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September 2018: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Lynn Gitlow, Blaire Janney, Caitlyn Lemery, Julianne McDonald, Bethany McGinley, Kristin Rabideau
Anxiety disorders and/or depression are the most frequently diagnosed mental health problems (MHP) among American college students. Everyday technology (EDT) is being used with those who have MHP to help them cope with the mental/cognitive disabilities arising from having anxiety and/or depression. Deveau investigated the types of EDT students with MHP use to manage their roles as college students. While this research indicated that individuals with MHP were open to learning about EDT they can use, the author recommended further investigation of the topic...
October 14, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
Deena Ashoorian, Kristy-Lee Albrecht, Casey Baxter, Erin Giftakis, Rhonda Clifford, Jayden Greenwell-Barnden, Tricia Wylde
AIM: University students have high rates of mental health problems; however, most delay or fail to seek help altogether. Tertiary settings can offer educational and social programmes to increase mental health awareness and in turn increase the number of students seeking help for their problems. This study aimed to explore students' and staffs' knowledge of mental health issues, confidence to intervene and application of skills following Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training. METHODS: Students and staff at an Australian university who had completed MHFA training in the previous 24 months were invited to complete a validated online questionnaire...
October 10, 2018: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
Kate Sustersic Gawlik, Gabriel Jeu, Victoria Reisinger
Mental illness is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in society. Undergraduate nursing students designed and implemented a mental health awareness campaign called the I Will Help You initiative as part of their senior leadership nursing course. The aims of the initiative were to: spread awareness on mental illness; give the general public the skills and resources needed to identify and assist individuals who are struggling with mental illness; and decrease the stigma surrounding mental illness. A website, four online educational modules, four social media accounts, and two videos were designed by the students in order to promote the initiative...
September 2018: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Sydney Gibbons, Taylor Trette-McLean, AliceAnn Crandall, Jennie L Bingham, Cheryl L Garn, Jonathan C Cox
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to examine student perspectives about college mental health including the primary mental health issues affecting students, common college student stressors, student awareness of campus mental health resources, and mental health topics students want more information about. PARTICIPANTS: Participants were 822 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a private university. The study was conducted during September 2016. METHODS: As part of a public health course in program planning, undergraduate students surveyed their peers about their experience with mental health and mental health resources...
September 21, 2018: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
Lisa Littman
PURPOSE: In on-line forums, parents have been reporting that their children are experiencing what is described here as "rapid-onset gender dysphoria," appearing for the first time during puberty or even after its completion. The onset of gender dysphoria seemed to occur in the context of belonging to a peer group where one, multiple, or even all of the friends have become gender dysphoric and transgender-identified during the same timeframe. Parents also report that their children exhibited an increase in social media/internet use prior to disclosure of a transgender identity...
2018: PloS One
Michelle O'Reilly, Nisha Dogra, Jason Hughes, Paul Reilly, Riya George, Natasha Whiteman
The growing prevalence of adolescent mental disorders poses significant challenges for education and healthcare systems globally. Providers are therefore keen to identify effective ways of promoting positive mental health. This aim of this qualitative study was to explore perceptions that social media might be leveraged for the purposes of mental health promotion amongst adolescents aged between 11 and 18 years. Utilizing focus groups conducted with adolescents (N = 54), educational professionals (N = 16) and mental health practitioners (N = 8)...
July 30, 2018: Health Promotion International
Franziska Widmer Howald, Marcel Schär Gmelch, Marie Peterseil
People with a positive body image are more content with their body, reflect their society's beauty ideals more critically, have the ability to care for their body and are better protected from depression. Adolescence represents a particularly critical period relating to the development of the body image. The results of 1023 adolescents between the age of 13 and 16 years are unambiguous: In both analyzed language parts of the country, the positive body image correlates significantly positive with mental health and significantly negative with the influence by the media...
July 2018: Praxis
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