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Psychiatrists on social media – new frontiers: Four years into my YouTube channel, “Mental Health Round Table”

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K. D. S. Sirisena

Galgamuwa Base Hospital, LK
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Over the last decade or so the expanding landscape of mental health education and engagement with the public has extended into the frontiers of social media (SM). We can no longer remain deaf, dumb or mute about the impact of social media on how individuals become informed about mental health issues. If trained professionals are not familiar with the use of social media, or if they are not willing to use this medium, then the space would be invariably be filled by others, often untrained individuals, some with varying motivations. There is an urgent need to equip mental health professionals to facilitate effective and appropriate use of social media, to enable them to become better communicators in mental health.
How to Cite: Sirisena, K.D.S., 2022. Psychiatrists on social media – new frontiers: Four years into my YouTube channel, “Mental Health Round Table”. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry, 13(1), pp.54–55. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljpsyc.v13i1.8345
Published on 13 Jun 2022.

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