Simple Tasks hosts a lively monthly Twitter chat on how patients with rheumatic diseases can advocate for their health and other topics related to rheumatic disease. #RheumChats are a great resource for patients looking for an online arthritis support group. Each month we host #RheumChat with a different guest organization. Learn how to join us and find the archived transcripts of our Twitter chats.
For those of you who are new to social media, a Twitter chat is a conversation that takes place LIVE on Twitter where individuals use a designated hashtag (designated by the # symbol) so you can follow along and participate in the conversation. Our official Twitter chat hashtag is #RheumChat.
Mark your calendar for the third Thursday each month at 1:00 PM Eastern Time. You can also follow Simple Tasks (@ACRSimpleTasks) for updates. We look forward to chatting with you!
Get a sneak peek at the questions for the upcoming #RheumChat: Mental Health and Rheumatic Disease: What You Need To Know.
Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and support for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.
Q1. How can rheumatic disease affect mental health?
Q2: What is the prevalence of mental illness in individuals with rheumatic disease?
Q3. What are some signs a person may be experiencing mental health issues?
Q4. When should patients talk to their #rheum about their concerns and what does the doc need to know?
Q5. What are some techniques to improve your mood?
Q6. Where can patients go to find resources on mental health?
Q7. Is there anything else #rheum patients should know about mental health?
Join our Twitter Chat – Want to join the discussion? It’s easy.
Step 1: Every third Thursday at 1:00 PM Eastern Time, go to Twitter and login
Step 2: Search for the hashtag #RheumChat
Step 3: Follow the conversation and chime in when you’ve got something to add
Twitter Chat Tip: Following the tweet chat is even easier if you go to tweetchat.com, sign into Twitter, and enter the #RheumChat hashtag. A box will pop up that only includes tweets from the chat. And when you have something to say, the hashtag will automatically be added to your tweet.