Advice and Support for Mental Illnesses


Mental Health

In the past half-century, mental health has become a hotbed for scientific research and practice. Myths have been debunked, stigmas diminished, and knowledge continues to pour forth at an astonishing rate. Consider the Internet a mental health fitness center and this guide as your personal trainer. We'll explore a range of subjects including mental illness, finding treatment, support networks, and a whole lot more.

Mental Health Basics for Children, Adults, Veterans, and Seniors

If you have some basic questions about mental health but don't know where to start, the Internet ... read more »

Mental Illnesses and Mental Health Disorders

Scientific knowledge of the causes, composition, and treatments of mental illness has grown in ... read more »

Treatment Options for Mental Illnesses

A variety of mental illness treatments are available, and the appropriate therapy is based on ... read more »

Locating a Mental Health Counselor or Treatment Facility

The process of finding treatment shouldn't be complicated or stressful. However, because there are ... read more »

Advice and Support for Mental Illnesses

Sometimes the most effective support comes from others who understand exactly what you're going through. The Internet makes sharing your story and learning the stories of others enjoyable and uncomplicated. Use this section to learn about the various online social networks available. On the following sites you'll find disorder-specific discussion boards, chat rooms, online support groups, diaries and journals, and community outreach materials.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Online social outlets such as discussion threads, public journals/diaries, and chat rooms can be both informative and therapeutic. Many of the following sites provide these resources for people with mental illnesses and for friends and family. A caveat: many forums go unregulated, and not everyone posting is sincere or good-intentioned.
  • A good many of the following sites offer free newsletters containing articles, tidbits, and recommendations on all things mental health-if you are impressed by the site, consider subscribing.
  • Remember that anyone can read the things you post on the Internet. Be sure to leave out any personal information that you don't want becoming public knowledge.

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Mental Health Research

\Around the world at hospitals, universities, and institutes, researchers are making profound ... read more »

Alternative and Drug-Free Approaches to Mental Healthcare

A growing body of scientific evidence suggests alternative or complementary health care can ... read more »

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