This March 17, 2014 iHealthBeat article talks about a recent study done involving two years of twitter feeds from 4 cities in Mexico that is attempting to see if it is possible to predict changes in the need for mental health services in an area based on data analyzed from those tweets. They compared keyword usage and frequency in tweets to events that were occurring in the cities and based on this analysis, it is felt that social media might be a useful tool for pinpointing areas in greater need of mental health services.
- Study identifies most common, costly reasons for mental health hospitalizations for kids (sciencedaily.com)
- Twitter may actually be good for your health (fordhamgsbsocialmedia.wordpress.com)
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