Group keeps mental health top of mind for youth

Christina Clarke was having panic attacks after completing her undergraduate degree that were “pretty clearly not normal experiences.” “I knew that they were wrong and I knew that I should ask somebody about it,” said the 26-year-old PhD student. Her first instinct was to check the Internet to understand what was going on. “I looked it up and I kind of figured, ‘OK, I’m probably having panic attacks.’ Using the Internet to understand how we feel and to connect with others who have had similar experiences can be common among youth. Because of that phenomenon, mindyourmind, a London-based non-profit mental health organization, has used social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, and interactive media through the Internet to connect youth between the ages of 15-24 and provide mental health resources and support for them.\

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