Online forums a ‘mixed bag’ for depressed youth
December 6, 2013
A recent article by Reuters looked at the effect using online forums and resources has on depressed and self-harming young people. Dr. Janis Whitlock, director of the Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery, explains that the internet can provide both help and harm.
It's a mixed bag ... There are some real assets, there are some real benefits to being able to access information and other people that may be supportive on the web. And also there are some real risks ...
Whitlock goes onto explain the risks and what parents can do check in with their children's experiences online.
Online forums a 'mixed bag' for depressed youth - Reuters Health