Friday, March 14, 2014

Treatment in the Millennial Age: Using Modern Technology in Recovery

The most challenging part of our 14th Annual Education Conference on Saturday, April 12 is choosing which of the six workshops to attend in the afternoon. With the theme Young Adults and Mental Illness: Voice for Hope, each of the workshops will address a different issue affecting young adults, known as the Millennial Generation. We will highlight each of those six workshops on our NAMI Blog, starting today with:

Treatment in the Millennial Age: Using Modern Technology in Recovery

Many people, especially young adults, use the Internet as a key source of information and to interact with others. Online communication tools such as chat rooms, discussion boards and social networking sites keep Millennials connected to one another and to the world around them. Therefore, a variety of treatments, as well as peer and other recovery support services, can often be successfully provided to young adults via the Internet. This workshop will review how the Internet can be an effective tool for a number of online screening, treatment and other supports, including: chat room and text message support; group (including in-school) and individual counseling; peer-based recovery support groups and services; screening questionnaires regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs; and information about treatment facilities. 

Presenters: Jen Lukondi, MA, Content Director of MedRespond LLC, and Nicole Campbell, college student living with mental illness.

For more information or to register, visit our website.

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