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Suicide, Schools, and Social Media

What is the role of technology in school-based suicide prevention? Think of technology as a fork. You can eat salad with a fork, or you can stab someone in the leg. Much like a fork, technology can be part of the problem or part of the solution.

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Volunteering with Crisis Text Line has helped me hone skills that are imperative to succeeding in the world of social work. Crisis Text Line saves lives and has developed the largest open mental health data set, hoised at CrisisTrends.org. more

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What does Pokémon Go have to do with social work? Although no formal studies exist to testify to the mental health benefits of playing Pokémon Go, a number of news articles have presented anecdotal evidence of such benefits. more

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Live broadcasting can be a great tool to connect with our clients/community, share resources, and normalize mental health. As social workers venturing into this online world, we must uphold our ethical and professional boundaries. more

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This timeline is a supplement to a presentation by Susan Mankita and Linda May Grobman at the Social Work Distance Education Conference, April 13, 2016, in Indianapolis, IN. more

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#MacroSW is a hashtag used for weekly Twitter chats on macro social work topics. more

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Social Worker on the Shelf with client

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Linda is the Social Worker on the Shelf. According to her Instagram account (s_w_ontheshelf), Social Worker on the Shelf is sent by the state board elves every December to magically show the skills/knowledge/ethics of a competent social worker. more

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How does technology affect the evolution of safe spaces for women? Ellen Belluomini explores this question as she contemplates the end of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival. more

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Are emotions contagious? Emotional contagion in social media occurs when an emotional state or mood, such as happiness or sadness, can be spread unknowingly between people through reading posts, tweets, blogs, and so forth. more

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