Social media eating into pilots’ sleep: IAF chief BS Dhanoa (Times of India)

Times of India: Social media eating into pilots’ sleep: IAF chief BS Dhanoa . “Spending long hours on social media in the night is affecting the abilities of the pilots at the Indian Air Force (IAF), who are struggling to manage problems emanating from prolonged sleep deprivation.”

University of Manchester: Research exposes pitfalls of opening up on social media

University of Manchester: Research exposes pitfalls of opening up on social media. “Opening up about your feelings on social media has an association with lower self-esteem, mood, paranoia and opinions about the self in comparison to others according to a new study. Dr Natalie Berry, a psychology researcher at The University of Manchester says venting our anger on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram is also linked to subsequent increases in paranoia, and reductions in self-esteem and mood.”

CNET: How Reddit helped me tackle my biggest insecurity

CNET: How Reddit helped me tackle my biggest insecurity. “Like many preteens going through puberty, I had acne. And like many preteens suffering from the problem, I was mortified by it. Starting when I was 12, each new blistering breakout made me anxious to go outside (let alone attend school), talk to my classmates and meet new people. While my skin cleared up a bit once I emerged from the universally awkward hell known as adolescence, I still have leftover facial scarring and intermittent breakouts that make me apprehensive to appear in photos or CNET videos without makeup. But recently, I’ve begun to embrace this lingering insecurity. And surprisingly, it all stems from Reddit, a site many consider to be the most toxic place on the internet because of the infamous vitriol and trolling by some of its millions and millions of anonymous users.”

Richmond News: Health agency to mine social media for study on suicide trends, risk factors

Richmond News: Health agency to mine social media for study on suicide trends, risk factors. “Federal health researchers are looking to mine social media to more quickly identify suicide-related behaviours, instead of relying on woefully outdated data. What the Public Health Agency of Canada wants is an artificial intelligence program that combs social media platforms for keywords to give its researchers a better view of trends and risk factors linked to suicide-related behaviours.”

BusinessWire: Connector Presents a Clever New Tool Promising to Stop You from Sending Angry Emails (PRESS RELEASE)

Business Wire: Connector Presents a Clever New Tool Promising to Stop You from Sending Angry Emails (PRESS RELEASE). “Connector, an Open Innovation Studio, created Angry Inbox, a simple service which aims to stop people from sending impulsive angry emails they might regret later.”

Bustle: Therapy For Latinx Online Database Helps Connect People With Culturally Competent Counselors

Bustle: Therapy For Latinx Online Database Helps Connect People With Culturally Competent Counselors. “A lack of culturally competent therapists — therapists who’ve been trained to be respectful and understanding of diverse patients’ cultures — is often cited as one of the main reasons Latinx people forego mental health counseling For this reason, Brandie Carlos, a web designer and social media manager, was moved to create Therapy For Latinx, a new online database that makes it easy for Latinx people to find mental health professionals in their own communities.”

The Next Web: People are turning to subreddits in lieu of traditional counseling

The Next Web: People are turning to subreddits in lieu of traditional counseling. “Cries for help echo. These aren’t quotes from a suicide hotline, or a group therapy session. They’re all posts on Reddit, just a few out of the hundreds a day that are made on the dozens of subreddits dedicated to helping people with mental health problems, life crises, or emotional torment.”