Non-Profit Group Uses Social Networks to Help Teens Fight Depression

Posted on September 13, 2008

To Write Love on Her ArmsJamie Tworkowski talks in a video clip to an audience in Jacksonville, Fl about the the non profit myspace community, To Write Love On Her Arms. The group provides an online space for depressed teens to meet others and find help.

In the video below an MSNBC story describes the story of Renee Yohe, a cocaine-addicted teen and how social networking helped her. Her story of recovery was the inspiration for the To Write Love on Her Arms group that uses MySpace, blogs and social networks to provide support for teens who are addicted to drugs and battling depression. It's a much different and far more positive story than the stories you used to see a couple years ago that generally discussed the negative aspects of social networks like MySpace.

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