Louise La Sala and Jo Robinson review a UK-wide case series study of young people who died by suicide, which explores their previous suicide-related online experiences.[read the full story...]
Talking to young people about online safety: the who, what, when and how
In his debut blog, Luke Bayliss explores a Delphi study that will help mental health practitioners to converse with young people about their online activities and impact on mental health.[read the full story...]
What was the most important online mental health research conversation in 2019?
Twitter threads, podcast chats, live streamed YouTube debates, Facebook rants, Instagram stories, academic bun-fights on blog comments…
There are loads of ways to discuss mental health research online. Today, we want YOUR suggestions for which was the best mental health research conversation last year.[read the full story...]
Too much of a good thing: the cognitive impact of problematic internet use
Marissa Kube-Clare reviews a recent meta-analysis on the impact of Problematic Internet Usage on different domains of cognition. The review concluded that Problematic Internet Use was associated with significant cognitive impairment.[read the full story...]
The cost of persuasive design: digital media use and ADHD
Elvira Perez Vallejos and David Daley consider the findings of a recent cohort study in JAMA that looks into the association between digital media use and subsequent symptoms of ADHD in adolescents.[read the full story...]
Youth online discussion forums: how do young people support each other and what do they talk about?
Masters students from the ICH Child and Adolescent Mental Health course explore a recent qualitative study into how young people use the Kooth online discussion forum for emotional and mental health issues.[read the full story...]
Staff views on digital self-management of severe mental illness
Laura Hemming presents a recent qualitative study of staff views on the use of the Internet and smartphones for digital self-management of severe mental health problems.[read the full story...]
Suicide-related internet searches following the release of 13 Reasons Why
Angharad de Cates, Alys Cole-King and Stan Kutcher explore a quasi-experimental examination of internet search results, which suggests that the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has both increased suicide awareness while unintentionally increasing suicidal ideation.[read the full story...]
Can digital communication improve relationships between young people and clinicians?
Victoria Betton reports on the LYNC study; mixed methods research into timely digital patient-clinician communication in specialist clinical services for young people.[read the full story...]
Is there still a digital divide in mental health?
Lisa Marzano writes her debut elf blog on a recent cross-sectional survey of Internet use in people with psychosis and depression, which explores the extent of the digital divide in mental health.[read the full story...]