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ERIC Number: EJ1012310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-1554-2998
The Ghost of "Emo:" Searching for Mental Health Themes in a Popular Music Format
Baker, Timothy D.; Smith-Adcock, Sondra; Glynn, Virginia R.
Journal of School Counseling, v11 n8 2013
The concept of "Emo" has gained attention among counselors who work with teens in school settings. Emo has been associated with music and popular media has linked it to mental health concerns, but scholarly sources have not converged regarding what sort of music it is, or what it means for adolescents' wellness. The authors devise and explain a procedure for identifying and analyzing music with Emo characteristics. Several songs were identified having lyrics or video imagery that portrayed mental health scenarios, sufficient to trigger counselors' duty-to-warn and/or mandated reporting obligations. Recommendations are made for the practice of school counselors. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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