Overcoming Stigma: Migrants’ Use of Social Media

The 2018 International Mental Health Conference is almost upon us again, this year the conference will be held over the 8th – 10th August at the RACV Royal Pines on the Gold Coast, Queensland. This annual conference is now in its 19th year and continues to be the pinnacle event in the mental health industry. The Conference provides an invaluable opportunity to build relationships and to share knowledge, research and …

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Here’s How Instagram Will Use AI To Take On Its Bullying Problem

Instagram is rolling out a comment-filtering technology today that will automatically hide bullying comments on the social network. The Facebook-owned network first announced the concept last year, saying it had been training a tool to detect and suppress “offensive and spammy” comments in at least nine languages. The filter, powered by machine learning, is turned on by default, but users can opt out to let comments people leave on their posts go unfiltered. They …

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Calling All Rural and Remote Mental Health Social Media Enthusiasts #RuralMH

Are you a social media enthusiast? Do you tweet? Are #hashtags apart of your everyday communication? We want to hear from you! Tomorrow marks the start of the 6th Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium in Albury, we encourage you to connect and communicate with your networks online. Join the Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium conversation: Twitter: @RuralMental_Hth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AustralianandNewZealandMentalHealthAssociation Conference Hashtag: #RuralMH Blog Updates: http://mentalhealthaustralia.org.au/ Social …

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Suicide and social media: Youth mental health

Social media has much potential for raising community awareness about the problem of suicide due to the capacity for expression of emotion, care and support for those affected as well as a way of channelling and managing grief. However, it can also increase levels of distress or support negative sub-cultures that promote and support suicide, self-harm and pornography. Young people can be unwittingly preyed upon by those pedalling pornography on …

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