Depression and suicide have epidemic proportions with an increasing incidence in young people. It is fundamental to develop and evaluate mental health literacy programs to support the demystification and prevention of the disease and to raise awareness. The current massive use of digital media by young people is an opportunity that must be explored in the design and evaluation of interventions that make use of the digital format as a powerful communication tool.
The eMental project involves a multidisciplinary team and aims to finalize and evaluate digital interventions, addressed to young people, structured in transmedia digital contents, to promote literacy in depression and suicide. A proposal for a future extended intervention to the young Portuguese population will also be developed.
september 2019 – december 2021
e-health & Wellbeing
Ana Margarida Pisco Almeida
Lersi Durán (bolseira)
Facultade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto (FMUP) – Centro Hospitalar de Entre o Douro e Vouga (CHEDV)