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...]
Art and mental health on Instagram
Lorna Collins summarises a study looking at the impact of artwork posted on Instagram. She considers how art can promote mental health awareness, and the impact that sharing can have on the artist.[read the full story...]
Mental health stigma and online social support for bipolar disorder: what can we learn from Twitter?
Charlotte Walker explores an online ethnography study that explores how Twitter users discuss mental illness, particularly bipolar disorder, and in what context; focusing specifically on the areas of stigma and social support.[read the full story...]
Depressive symptoms and negative online disclosures: is the clue in the post?
A group of UCL MSc students review a recent mixed-methods study which suggests that online disclosure of negative emotions and experiences (posted to Facebook) are linked with depression symptoms in US college students.[read the full story...]
Online sharing of self-harm–related images amongst young people: a cause for concern?
In her debut blog, Prianka Padmanathan summarises a recent systematic review on the impact of online sharing and viewing of self-harm–related videos and photographs among young people.[read the full story...]
Blue Whale Challenge and suicide contagion
Holly Crudgington reviews a qualitative study that examines the self-harm and suicide contagion effects of the Blue Whale Challenge on YouTube and Twitter.[read the full story...]