Mental Health and Social Networking

Monday, February 20, 2012

I was just chastised for posting a request for any Sparkers who also provide mental health services to take a research survey because it violated Spark People guidelines. It doesn't, since it is neither an advertisement, inappropriate site, or survey request with a commercial interest for a direct competitor, but it must have offended someone or it would not have been flagged. I was also put on notice that I had to remove the link to my BeachBody coach site, which I did and should not have included "because other BB coaches are doing it" since that did violate guidelines. Frankly, I have been so busy with school, I have not updated my information since last year and forgot it was still on there. I have generally been pretty steady in the midst of doctoral study, but the scale has been creeping up for the past few months and bed had been more inviting than the workout room, so I am trying to get back to tracking.

If anyone who works in mental health as a nurse, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, or social worker and is interested in taking the survey (SurveyMonkey.com/s/OneDNP), I would be grateful for your anonymous, non-commercial input. To reiterate, the survey is for professional research and not consumer opinion, complies with IRB guidelines regarding privacy and security, and in no way seeks to sell you on a product or opinion. This is only one of many avenues that I thought would be a good place to look for feedback, but I don't want to bite the hand that feeds me either since Spark People has been a great resource to me over the years!
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  • *JING*
    Thanks again Don!
    2253 days ago
    So sorry to hear about the "ding"...but hey, no worries, one never knows when a mis-step needs to be corrected.

    GL with your research!

    2253 days ago
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