NME: Megan Thee Stallion launches mental health resources site, Seize The Awkward. “Megan Thee Stallion has launched a new mental health resources website called Seize The Awkward…. Seize The Awkward features a series of videos in which Megan Thee Stallion opens up about various topics like checking in on friends and being vulnerable. There’s also videos from other stars like Noah Cyrus, Ava Max, Tyler Posey and athletes like American football player Caleb Williams and wrestler Big E.” This is the second mental health resources site launched by Ms. Thee Stallion.
University of Wisconsin-Madison: Study Finds Teens, Young Adults Benefit From Clinician Advice About Safe Social Media Use
University of Wisconsin-Madison: Study Finds Teens, Young Adults Benefit From Clinician Advice About Safe Social Media Use. “Teens and young adults who received a brief social media counseling session during a health care visit remembered the lessons and reported safer online behavior six months later, according to a large new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.”
CNN: ChatGPT’s responses to suicide, addiction, sexual assault crises raise questions in new study. “When asked serious public health questions related to abuse, suicide or other medical crises, the online chatbot tool ChatGPT provided critical resources – such as what 1-800 lifeline number to call for help – only about 22% of the time in a new study.”
Washington University in St. Louis: Data from wearables could be a boon to mental health diagnosis. “Depression and anxiety are among the most common mental health disorders in the United States, but more than half of people struggling with the conditions are not diagnosed and treated. Hoping to find simple ways to detect such disorders, mental health professionals are considering the role of popular wearable fitness monitors in providing data that could alert wearers to potential health risks.”
US Department of Health and Human Services: HHS Launches New Website to Help People Find Support for Issues with Mental Health, Drugs, or Alcohol
US Department of Health and Human Services: HHS Launches New Website to Help People Find Support for Issues with Mental Health, Drugs, or Alcohol. “…the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today launched FindSupport.gov, a new user-friendly website, designed for the general public, to help people identify available resources, explore unbiased information about various treatment options, and learn how to reach out to get the support they need for issues related to mental health, drugs, or alcohol.”
Rutgers: Google Search Predictions Increased Pandemic Fears, Anxiety for Spanish Speakers. “Research by Rutgers public health and information science experts found that during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Google search autocompletes – what the technology company calls ‘predictions’ – returned different results in Spanish than in English. In many cases, the suggested Spanish search terms were more fear- and stress-inducing than the English equivalent.”