ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media
By Maiken Scott, newsworks.org
What are teens doing on Twitter other than getting into trouble, posting inappropriate pictures and bullying each other?
Some are offering support for their peers struggling with mental health issues.
One Twitter handle is @Fix_My_Heart_. The profile description reads: “Hey you, I care. 15 years old. Recovering from self harm. Learning how to be strong. Always here to support.”
Another one is @YouCanBeSaved, stating “I can help w/depression, self-harm, anorexia, alcoholic parents & suicide. I’M HERE TO LISTEN & HELP YOU”
Those are just two examples among hundreds of accounts dedicated to helping teens struggling with different issues.
Read the full article discussing worries and benefits of peer support at Teens, Twitter, and therapy in 140 characters? — NewsWorks.