Man Up: using social media to tackle male suicide

man-up-logo

Jonny Benjamin blogs about a recent evaluation of the Australian Man Up multimedia campaign, which aimed to influence the online conversation about masculinity and suicide.

[read the full story...]

Jonny Benjamin: Social media and schizophrenia – my story

17470913285_bbda8cf99a_k

Jonny Benjamin shares his personal story of using social media to manage his own mental health.

The award-winning mental health campaigner has been an inspiration to many, through his frank and hugely informative YouTube channel. His films cover everything from recovery to poetry.

[read the full story...]

Alcohol and tobacco in YouTube music videos: young female teenagers most exposed

Screen Shot 2016-02-18 at 21.54.45

Sally Adams charts the presence of tobacco and alcohol in YouTube music videos and considers the impact that this content has on adults and young people in Britain.

[read the full story...]

Social media and care of orthodontic appliances

iStock_000002551343XSmall colourful braces on teeth

This randomised trial examined the use of social media (YouTube ) for the provision of patient information to those undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment. A larger improvement in knowledge was seen in the YouTube group at 6-8 weeks.

[read the full story...]

Social media and suicide prevention

shutterstock_247540465

Claire Niedzwiedz summarises a recent systematic review that provides a narrative synthesis of research into social media and suicide prevention.

[read the full story...]