This post is part of a weekly series, Best in Mental Health, featuring some of the best posts of the week, in social work, psychology, evidence-based practice/healthcare, non-profit and private practice concerns on Social Work Career Development.
To get a quick idea of the topics covered in this week's round-up, please see the above word cloud :)
Evidence Based Practice/Healthcare:
Broadcasting suicide in social media: A failure of responsibility
KevinMD.com by Albert Fuchs, MD
"mental health professionals... compiled recommendations for journalists covering stories of suicide, especially of celebrities. The press has largely followed these recommendations. Enter social media..."Combining psychotherapy and antidepressants is best for common mental illnesses
The Mental Elf by Patrick Kennedy-Williams
"for... depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or social anxiety... combined tx is more beneficial than pill placebo... twice as effective as pharmacotherapy or psychotherapy alone...Infographic: Overdose Prevention, State by State
"Sunday, August 31st is Overdose Awareness Day... we are... working to expand the availability of naloxone... a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose that might otherwise result in death..."
6 Questions for Social Workers, 6 Answers for Social Work Students
Relando Thompkins, MSW, LLMSW
"wish that I could have learned more about skills for entrepreneurship... In my experience I have found it surprising that many people still do not always understand who Social Workers are and what we do..."AL Fall Child Welfare Conference 2014: Professional & Ethical Use of Social Media in Social Work Practice
Teaching Social Work by Laurel Hitchcock
"link to the Prezi that I will show... social media can be valuable tools for professional development... social workers need to understand how to effectively engage client systems with social media..."