ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media 

Could social networking prevent suicide in teenagers? Study finds most young people would turn to technology to ask for help | Mail Online

Helen Collis, Mail Online, recently shared a post discussing the question if social networking could provent teenage suicide. She refers to a study by Scottye Cash, College of Social Work … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Social Media Will Study Emotional Distress | HealthWorks Collective

by Michael Sherman, Every day, we share so much data about our lives on Facebook and other social networks. It shouldn’t be a surprise to consider that people who suffer from … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Top 10 Mental Health Apps | World of Psychology

by SANDRA KIUME, With so many apps on the market, it’s hard to know which are useful. Many are designed by software developers instead of psychologists, without scientific testing. They … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

MEMO was created to help adolescents to live positively with mobile phones

Depressive disorder in adolescence is common, disabling, and heightens the risk of suicide. Preventing the onset of depression may prevent a lifetime of mental health issues and health service utilization. There … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Twitter Hilfe-Center | Suicidal Content on Twitter

Since people use Twitter to connect to the rest of the world, you might encounter a user who is seeking help, potentially suicidal, or possibly engaging in self-harm. For information … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why Do People Ignore Suicide Threats Online? | Breaking Bipolar

“Why Do People Ignore Suicide Threats Online?” is the question Natasha Tracy discusses in her article at The reasons people ignore suicide threats on facebook are… They don’t take them seriously. They … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Are We Our Brother’s Keeper? Dealing with Suicide on Facebook, Online | World of Psychology

by JOHN M. GROHOL, Suicide is the third leading cause of death among teens and young adults ages 10 through 24 and the second leading cause of death among those … Continue reading

August 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Teens Save Life Using Facebook, Launch Teen Advice Tumblr

Danny Manes and Gary Ramirez… … recently started “Hopeline for Teens,” an anonymous advice page on Tumblr for teens struggling with depression, bullying, sexuality, and other issues … Hopeline for … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cyberbullying: Scourge of the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Sam Laird, Internet education portal recently rounded up stats from a number of press and research outlets to compile the infographic below… via Cyberbullying: Scourge of the … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · Leave a comment
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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