Mentally Ill Turning to YouTube for Support (The Examiner)


A Dartmouth study has found that mentally ill subjects discuss their illnesses very openly on social media sites, hoping to both give and receive advice based on personal experience, reports The Examiner.

“We saw that people with severe mental illness did not appear to be concerned about the risks of openly sharing their personal illness experiences because they really wanted to help others with similar mental health problems,” lead author of the study John Naslund, a PhD student in health policy at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, tells The Examiner.

Read the full story, published 10/18/14 by The Examiner.

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