Social Media & Intervention?

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Social Media & Intervention?
Tue, 02-07-2012 - 5:07pm

The internet and social media have made so many changes in our lives, it's not surprising that professionals that work in the mental and education fields will need to adjust for that.

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Registered: 08-04-2001
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 10:05am
Great information. Times change so quickly! Now I am reading that many teens are moving to Twitter, so that will be another safety net.

I bet what she was fighting with her parents about was her not taking her meds! But of course it may have been other things. It is always difficult to know how involved the parents should be. There are parents who lightly support and are there as a safety net, but there are others who try to control, bully or smother, and are part of the problem. I am very glad this girl had good friends, and it is awesome that one of her professors got involved!

Many universities will not call family unless things are very dangerous. There is a student privacy thing sort of like HIPAA only scholastic and not as stringent. But imo a medical issue affecting her brain is not "scholastic."

It is hard to balance a young adult's autonomy with saving their life!

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