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Suicide prevention undecided on going online

Today's article in The Age brought to my attention by @Rantz, makes apparent that services preventing youth suicide are still working out their position in the online world, as young people increasingly use social media to seek help. This is a problem that needs to be solved from a leadership and policy perspective in order for health services to become more relevant to the needs of young people. The title ...

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Blogging and health promotion – a year later (Pt 2)

Since I started blogging and engaging with the health care and social media communities e.g. #hcsm and #hcsmanz, I've travelled to the Medicine 2.0 Conference in Maastricht (life was never gonna be the same again) where I met with Gunther Eysenbach and Lucien Engelen, Bertalan Mesko (Webicina) and other inspirational health care innovators. I was also invited to become a co facilitator of the #hcsmanz weekl ...

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Inspiration from Medicine 2.0, Maastricht #Med2

Background Almost a year ago today, I was soaked in a pool of journal articles on the use of the internet and mobile technologies by health professionals to engage with their clients and the wider community. As I was reading various peer reviewed articles around the specific use of social networking sites to engage with young people, I came across the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) which led me ...

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What is Youth Health 2.0?

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption] Youth Health is the range of approaches to preventing, detecting or treating young people's health and well being (WHO 2001) The WHO, in its definition of youth health, uses the words " a range of approaches". The approach hasnt changed very much in the business of prevention although much has been achieved in detecting o ...

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