I am honored to have been a part of the Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Human Services. The 2009 Annual Conference was held at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ. I am adjunt faculty at the college teaching Introduction to Psychology. The focus of the conference: Improving the Health and Wellness of Human Services Receipients and Providers: Thinking Globally and Acting Locally.
Yesterday I presented a 90-minute workshop entitled The Impact of Technology on Mental Health. The presentation offered an overview of the impact of technology on mental health ranging from online counseling, self-help websites, wikis, podasts and blogs, gaming, virtual worlds, social networks and other related information. We had a lively discussion ranging from ethics to internet addiction! I offered a handout of various links that embodied the available resources and interventions online.
Here is a sample of some of the website links I offered:
Self-Help and Information
Self-Help Support Groups and Peer Support
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I hope everyone is enjoying this lovely spring day! DeeAnna