Link – ‘I just feel less alone’: how Tumblr became a source for mental health care

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Social media sites like Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, etc. get a lot of bad publicity when it comes to mental health. That’s understandable, because too many people who are vulnerable to bad ideas, use them to feel bad about themselves, or interact with people who hurt them.

Social networks are made of people at the end of the day, however. Our interactions with other people online are no different than they are offline. Some relationships are good for us, and others aren’t. Hopefully, those of us who use social media platforms can use them for something like finding other survivors to share information and resources, or support when needed.

There is a healthy way to be online and take part in these networks. If you can find it, there is a lot to be said for seeing that you aren’t alone.

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/may/19/tumblr-mental-health-information-community-disorders-healthcare

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