New York Times: Grieving People Gathered on a Facebook Support Group. Then a Hacker Showed Up.

New York Times: Grieving People Gathered on a Facebook Support Group. Then a Hacker Showed Up.. “A popular Facebook grief support page reclaimed control of its account Thursday after a hacking attack that page administrators say went unaddressed for seven weeks. The case is the latest knock on Facebook’s efforts to monitor content on its platform.”

South China Morning Post: Roadsign search engine for mental health services in Hong Kong points patients on path to recovery

South China Morning Post: Roadsign search engine for mental health services in Hong Kong points patients on path to recovery. “Keyword searches on the website enable users to call up services by location, nature of organisation, type of mental disorder, or service cost, among other categories. Under each entry, there is additional information about target patient groups and how to apply for help.”

CNET: Instagram’s #GramFam magazine wants to help you survive #examstress

CNET: Instagram’s #GramFam magazine wants to help you survive #examstress. “In response to a rise in the use of #examstress on Instagram as finals kick in, the Facebook-owned social media site is offering advice in the latest installment of #GramFam. The online ‘zine will feature school advice from celebrities and influencers like Jameela Jamil and Love Island’s Dr. Alex George, Bloomberg reported Thursday.”

EurekAlert: What do parents of children with cancer search for online?

EurekAlert: What do parents of children with cancer search for online?. “When a child has cancer, what kind of information do parents seek out? Analyzing their online searches to obtain health-related information offers one window into their concerns, and provides insight into how healthcare providers may offer family education and support. Oncology researchers who investigated parents’ online Google searches found that, among other things, parents frequently focus on ways to best support their child and on logistical issues, such as directions to medical centers and appropriate pharmacies.”

Mashable: Instagram co-launches a mental health awareness campaign to help people find support

Mashable: Instagram co-launches a mental health awareness campaign to help people find support. “The #RealConvo Campaign — spearheaded by both Instagram and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP,) an organization that helps those affected by suicide — encourages people to use the hashtag to share their own personal mental health experiences and speak more openly about their struggles.”

Duke Chronicle: How to curb loneliness and increase happiness using social media

Duke Chronicle: How to curb loneliness and increase happiness using social media. “The Center for Advanced Hindsight—an applied behavioral science research center at Duke—is partnering with a new social media app called Wisdo to better understand how online platforms can contribute to more positive online engagement. Duke’s analysis into Wisdo contributes to the Center’s larger mission to conduct research that has a direct impact on people’s lives, especially in promotion of healthy behaviors. “

The Verge: How Facebook helps people with HIV shed the stigma and shame

The Verge: How Facebook helps people with HIV shed the stigma and shame. “Just before Brian Sheldon turned 50, he came out as a gay man. He lived in the suburbs of Brisbane, on Australia’s east coast, with his wife of 25 years. He had two adult kids. When he and his wife separated, he had no gay friends. And the first time he had a sexual experience with another man, Brian Sheldon contracted HIV.”