Finding Mental Health Support Online
If you are already a member of the HealthyPlace community, then you know how beneficial online support groups can be. If not, I invite you to check out the mental health forums and chat on HealthyPlace.com and get involved. I have been a member of the online mental health community for the past two years making video blogs and participating in forums. It has been an amazing and therapeutic experience to talk to so many people that really understand what I am going through.
Along with forums and chat rooms, another idea for online support is to create your own blog on a site like wordpress.com or blogger.com. You can subscribe to other mental health blogs and invite people to subscribe to yours too. If you want to try video blogging there is a great mental health vlogging community on YouTube which is awesome to be a part of. To me, blogging can be a therapeutic experience for the blogger and for the reader.
Another cool way to share your experience and listen to other people’s experience is to visit the HealthyPlace Mental Health Experiences page. You can make a recording to share your experience living with mental health issues and it will be posted to the site. You can also listen to recordings of other people sharing their experience.
If you are looking for an in-person support group try meetup.com to find groups in your area.
When you are participating in these groups, please keep in mind that you are there to give and receive support in recovery. Please stay recovery focused and consider what you can bring to the group. I have personally used these resources and have found them all very helpful, so I wanted to pass them along to you. Feel free to leave a comment and share how online mental health support has helped you.
Zee, D. (2011, September 15). Finding Mental Health Support Online, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2020, October 24 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/mentalhealthforthedigitalgeneration/2011/09/finding-mental-health-support-online