Journal article

Mental health information online: what we have learned from social media metrics in BuzzFeed's Mental Health Week

Thais Martini, Leticia S Czepielewski, Daniel Prates Baldez, Emma Gliddon, Christian Kieling, Lesley Berk, Michael Berk, Marcia Kauer-Sant'Anna

Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy | ASSOC PSIQUIATRIA RIO GRANDE SUL | Published : 2018


INTRODUCTION: The Internet has seen rapid growth in the number of websites focusing on mental health content. Considering the increased need for access to accurate information about mental health treatment, it is important to understand the promotion of this information online. OBJECTIVE: To analyze BuzzFeed's Mental Health Week (BFMHW) interactions on its own website and in related social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) using metrics of information delivery in mental health topics. METHODS: We extracted social media metrics from the 20 posts with the highest number of BuzzFeed interactions on the BFMHW website and from 41 videos available on the BFMHW playlist created by the..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by Fundo de Incentivo a Pesquisa e Eventos -Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre (FIPE-HCPA) and by the National Science and Technology Institute for Translational Medicine, with the financial support of Coordenacao de Aperfeicoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior (CAPES) and Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico (CNPq). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or in manuscript preparation.Michael Berk has received grants from the Stanley Medical Research Foundation, MBF, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC; Senior Principal Research Fellowship grant no. 1059660), Cooperative Research Centre, Cancer Council of Victoria, Simons Autism Foundation, Rotary Health, Meat and Livestock Board, Woolworths, BeyondBlue, and Geelong Medical Research Foundation. Marcia Kauer-Sant'Anna has received grants and/or personal fees from Stanley Medical Research Institute, CNPq (Produtividade em Pesquisa), CAPES, and FIPE-HCPA.