This October 18, 2014 article on the Medical Research and News: MedicalResearch.com website contains an interview about recent research that seems to be showing that people with serious mental illnesses have found a sense of community through YouTube where they share experiences about their lives with mental illnesses. The study is said to be exploratory and the researchers feel more studies need to be done to see if social media sites like YouTube could be a way to encourage peer support among those with serious mental illness.
- People with severe mental illness are turning to YouTube for peer support (examiner.com)
- YouTube as peer support for severe mental illness – Medical Xpress (medicalxpress.com)
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