I have already blogged about our group coming across a topic we would like to bring into the limelight, but have kept it quiet until now. Our team has decided upon highlighting mental illnesses and creating mediums that viewers are able to openly discuss their feelings. We came up with the idea to post about a new disorder a week, ensuring that people are able to learn a little bit about some diverse mental conditions over the course of the next five weeks.
We created a Facebook page and a Twitter account ( that aren’t linked yet) that will appeal to different viewers. (Hey, this ties in with the medium being part of the message!) Twitter allows shorter, more precise posts to be shared which is good for people who want facts that are short and sweet. With this in mind, all week we will be tweeting facts about schizophrenia. The Facebook page has an endless character limit in postings, so on that site, our group is able to post a link that may be a video, article or song, along with a summary of what the link entails. I think Facebook is a site that is geared for communication, so I think that is where we will get most viewer interaction. We have posted our first link that introduces a survey about schizophrenia to viewers. We included in the post to comment any feelings or opinions underneath the link so hopefully viewers worldwide are able to express themselves and interact with one another.
Also, we are still looking for a mental health group in Second Life that we could become associated with. In time we will share this page, but for now this is what we have! Like our pages so we are able to share some great information with you too!