September 01, 2015

Social Media as a Tool for Addressing Behavioral Health


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has been working social media channels for the past tow years, offering information and resources about behavioral health issues with the goal of reaching more people and influencing public understanding about mental and substance use disorders.

SAMHSA notes that there is added value of social media in providing a conversation component. "We can actually listen to what people are saying and then engage in two-way dialog."

FROM SAMSHA (http://newsletter.samhsa.gov/2015/08/13/social-media-as-a-tool-for-addressing-behavioral-health/?src=eblast):

Some examples of SAMHSA grantees that have used these approaches include: