Using online resources can be a great way to support your mental health. For example, you might want to:
- find information about mental health topics
- research different options for treatment and support
- learn about other people's experiences of mental health problems, and share your own
- connect with new people and build your support network of friends
[Online is the] only place I can really make friends, so that helps obviously. For people who cannot get out to socialise, the internet is a link to the outside world. It IS a social life of sorts.
Different people find different kinds of support helpful. Watch Jessica talk about how using Youtube and other social media to share her experiences of mental health has helped her cope.