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Webinar: Social and New Media for Mental Health Organizations

Social and new media are changing how we interact and communicate. We all know we’re supposed to have and maintain various social media accounts for our organizations and incorporate technology into everything we do. But how do we turn a “like” or a “tweet” into positive change for the mental health of all Americans? How can we use a smart phone to enable recovery? Do we really need an Instagram? And how do we understand which social and new media tools we should be using (and which to leave behind) when the landscape changes every day? 

Designed for staff at mental health organizations who don't use social media every day, the webinar will begin with a quick review of social media tools, the audiences they help us reach, and what kind of content works best. Then we will look at emerging trends and discuss how to measure effectiveness. We will explore how some nonprofit organizations have used social media or emerging technology to fulfill their missions and potential ways that mental health organizations could do similar work. We'll also address concerns about using social media appropriately and respectfully.

Presenters: Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Social Media for Nonprofits; Mike Thornsbury, Marketer and Mental Health Volunteer; Jessica Kennedy, Webmaster, Mental Health America

Instructions for joining the August 20 webinar:

1. Go to - http://nasmhpd.adobeconnect.com/socialmedia/

(Please either right click on the link or copy and paste the link into a new tab.)

When the Adobe Connect Log-in screen appears, select "Enter as a Guest," enter the name and state of the participant in the "Name" field (Ex. Jane Doe-AK) and click on "Enter Room."

2. Once prompted to join the Audio portion of the meeting, please select:
"Dialing-in to the Audio Conference Via Phone." Then dial 1-888-727-2247 and enter the conference ID number 5433540#.  

 

Dialing in allows for interaction and dialogue.  Please ensure that your computer speakers are turned down so that there is no audio feedback.


Note: If you are only able to join the audio portion, then you will not be able to see the webinar presentation.  

We highly recommend that you test your connection to Adobe Connect in advance of the webinar to ensure access. You may need to work with your state’s IT Department to resolve any firewall issues. To test your connection, please go to: http://nasmhpd.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm. You may be prompted to install ActiveX control, Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Connect add-ins. If you encounter any difficulty testing your connection or logging into the webinar, please contact Technical Support by calling 1-800-459-5680.

If you are having an issue logging into the web, you can also join by phone first, press *0 and get a private operator help to get you onto the web.  If you have an issue any time during the call, you can press *0 for immediate help. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Kelle Masten at kelle.masten@nasmhpd.org or at 703-682-5187.

2000 N. Beauregard Street,
6th Floor Alexandria, VA 22311

Phone (703) 684.7722

Toll Free (800) 969.6642

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