Self-disclosure and social media: review identifies two-way relationship with mental health #ActiveIngredientsMH

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Pattie Gonsalves explores the relationship between self-disclosure of mental health and wellbeing in young people, by summarising a recent review on self-disclosure and social media, and also presenting findings from a new review on self-disclosure as an active ingredient in interventions for youth anxiety and depression.

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Substance use is higher and more excessive in transgender people: evidence, limitations and gaps

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Ivan Ezquerra-Romano summarises a systematic review looking into the prevalence of substance use among transgender people compared to their cisgender counterparts.

Today we also announce the launch of a new survey that will help us understand alcohol use in UK transgender and non-binary people.

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Peer support in mental health: understanding the evidence base, current challenges, and future opportunities #ActiveIngredientsMH

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In their debut blog, Magenta Simmons and Ellie Brown summarise a recent review on peer support for adults with mental health challenges, and present early findings from their active ingredients review on peer support for youth anxiety and depression.

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Diagnostic labels: helpful or harmful?

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In her debut blog, Carla Kundert explores a systematic review which looks at how diagnostic labels affect social responses to people with mental illness.

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Family support and parenting interventions for youth anxiety and depression in low and middle income countries #ActiveIngredientsMH

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In their debut blog, Zill-e-Huma & colleagues explore a systematic review finding family interventions beneficial for child anxiety and depression in low and middle income countries.

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Supporting the supporters: peer support in early intervention in psychosis

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In her debut blog, Natalie Kashirsky explores a qualitative study finding valuable mechanisms of peer support in early intervention in psychosis services.

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‘Did not attend’: what are the barriers to attending initial psychotherapy appointments?

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Laurence Palfreyman explores a mixed methods systematic review, which brings together research from across the world looking at why people fail to attend their first psychotherapy appointment.

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School-based mental health interventions: reducing depression, anxiety and aggressive behaviour

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In their debut blog, Rasanat Fatima Nawaz and Lauren Cross summarise a comprehensive review from the Early Intervention Foundation on school-based mental health interventions.

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Mental health stigma and online social support for bipolar disorder: what can we learn from Twitter?

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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.

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Barriers to citizenship for people living with mental health problems

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In their debut blog, Nagina Khan and Subodh Dave review a qualitative paper exploring the barriers to citizenship that people with mental health problems face.

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