How Young Adults with Mental Health Conditions Use the Internet to Access Mental Health Information and SupportSocial Work Faculty Publications and Presentations
SponsorThe development of the contents of this presentation were supported by funding from the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research, United States Department of Education, and the Center for Mental Health Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services (NIDRR grant H133B090019).
- Young adults with mental disabilities -- Internet use,
- Young adults with mental disabilities -- Social networks,
- Technology and youth,
- Internet and youth,
- Young adults with mental disabilities -- Services for
AbstractPresentation that probes how young adults with significant mental health challenges use the internet, specifically as it relates to finding information and "self-diagnosis." The authors explore how youth with mental health challenges use the internet, and share the results of three Oregon focus groups. Also discussed is how online sources are evaluated, and barriers facing seekers of health information online.
Citation InformationGowen, L.K., & Deschaine, M. "How Young Adults with Mental Health Conditions Use the Internet to Access Mental Health Information and Support." (2010)