The Mental Help Net website exists to promote online mental health education and provides scientifically accurate and up-to-date coverage of mental health and illness topics. The site's resources take three different forms. We offer detailed and comprehensive coverage of mental health and illness topics (such as Depression, ADHD, and Personality Disorders) in our numerous topic centers. We regularly publish original blogs, podcasts, articles and advice columns which are linked from the Mental Help Net homepage. Online since 1995, Mental Help Net has been the recipient of many awards and citations. Our service is freely available and intended for both laypeople and professionals.
Mental Help Net is a public service of CenterSite, LLC, an Ohio based provider of high quality, affordable website services to employee assistance programs, substance abuse centers and community mental health centers.
The Mental Help Net website exists to promote mental health and wellness education and advocacy.
Mental Help Net is guided by the following principles:
- The services provided by mental health professionals (including all disciplines: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, LPCs, substance abuse and other counselors, MFTs, etc. and the administrative staff that keeps them functioning) are an important and integral component of the overall health care system, and necessary for the well-being of all people. Accessible mental health care plays an essential and broadening role in American and international society, economy, government, education and many other areas.
- The usefulness and broad application of online communication technologies have not yet met their potential. There is a need to develop further programs, projects, and applications relevant to mental health professionals to take advantage of these vast untapped potentials.
Based on these principles, Mental Help Net seeks to advance the state of online mental health and wellness communications. More specifically, we seek to accomplish the following:
- To educate the public about mental health and wellness issues.
- To catalog, review, and make available to everyone useful online mental health and wellness resources as they become available.
- To promote active communication and collaboration between professionals in all segments of mental health and wellness services development, implementation and policy, and between professionals and consumers of their services.
- To advocate for improved access to mental health and wellness services.