Support Groups Online – Without Leaving Your Place
Depressed? Anxious, Bipolar? Addicted? PTSD? And alone? Our team at Counseling on Demand has a group leader for you. How? Through the miracle of the Internet, you may join. Discover the effectiveness of openly sharing your concerns in a safe and supportive environment, led by a mental health professional who is experienced. Read on.
“Mark Salzer and his research group found that participation in the online peer support groups did not have much of an effect on the patients’ well-being from a statistical standpoint; however, Salzer did find evidence that the participants who were assigned to the online peer support groups felt the groups were relevant, supportive, and beneficial”.
“These groups likely provide some degree of comfort in sharing a similar experience,” said Salzer. “While we can’t yet quantify the benefit with our measurements, it does appear that participants benefit in online contacts with one another.” Salzer notes that the lack of statistical evidence for the effectiveness of these groups shouldn’t deter doctors from allowing their patients to use them”. (Mark Salzer, chair of the Rehabilitation Department at Temple University. “Can online peer support groups help those with mental illness?” ScienceDaily, 23 February 2011. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110223122421.htm)
Admittedly, online support is so new that researchers have not yet caught up with it. Presently, there is disagreement. Good; that is their professional task.
In the meantime, if you would like to try, this is where Counseling on Demand comes in. You need not go through this alone. With our support, you can get through these times.
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