Three Benefits of Social Media in Times in Crisis

This guest blog post, Three Benefits of Social Media in Times of Crisis authored by Gretchen M. Miller was recently published by The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC):

Traumatic events that are in the form of natural disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes, earthquakes or flooding, and human created disasters related to disease outbreak, terrorism, gun violence and other occurrences of mass violence, can have an immense impact on mental health and vulnerability to traumatic stress. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration-SAMHSA, 2019)

 

The use of social media can be a valuable tool in these times of crisis for survivors, first responders, affected communities and beyond. This blog post highlights three ways social media can play a beneficial role before, during and after times of tragedy and trauma.  Continue reading here.