Year: 2016 Source: Ireland: Health Service Executive, 40 p. SIEC No: 20160582

While many of us remain reluctant to ask for help when we are going through tough times, the internet has become the great enabler of the 21st century. Online services allow individuals to gain the knowledge and confidence they need to bring private concerns towards inter-personal solutions. From the perspective of people already engaged in mental health services, the provision of online information, support and therapy is empowering and increases knowledge around available support options. Furthermore, online mental health platforms are democratising and allow a wide range of voices to shape and influence dominant discourse.

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