Dr. Mary Alvord on Teen Mental Health and Suicide Prevention #SocialMediaSafetyChat

February 8, 2018

In the first #SocialMediaSafetyChat, After School led a conversation on teen mental health and suicide prevention that reached millions of Twitter accounts and people around the world. The conversation included influential teen & mental health organizations like Buddy Project, Let’s Stop Here, LEAD, TheSocialInstitute, and powerful individual voices like Dr. Mary K. Alvord.

Dr. Alvord, a renowned author and psychologist with more than 35 years of clinical experience, joined other Twitter Chat participants to discuss intersections of teen mental health, suicide prevention and social media use. Her clinical experience, role as Adjunct Associate Professor at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Services, and contributions to the American Psychology Association have garnered her much deserved respect in the mental health community. Her ongoing work with  improving the lives of young people, through focusing on resilience building and social competence made her a vital voice to include in this conversation. Here are several of the questions asked and Dr. Alvord’s responses:

We’d like to thank Dr. Alvord for joining us and for her insight on this important topic. Connect with Dr. Alvord by following @DrMAlvord, and visit AlvordBaker.com. For information on upcoming #SocialMediaSafetyChat’s, please contact Luchies@AfterSchoolApp.com.

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