American psychotherapy goes on the internetBMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7245.1296/e (Published 13 May 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1296
- Fred Charatan
Websites offering mental health counselling and psychotherapy are springing up on the internet. Some sites are run by well respected, long established organisations offering free, confidential services; others are run by smaller, less well known bodies, which demand high fees.
The US National Mental Health Association, for example, offers a free, anonymous, and confidential screening test for clinical depression online at www.nmha.org. The website, which opened in February, says: “The interactive depression screening feature educates visitors about the symptoms and treatments for depression and guides them toward appropriate professional help …