#MentalHealth Myth Buster: The Internet Can Make You Crazy?
Did you ever read the story about what happens to you when you see a shrink for the first time? Well, maybe you didn’t but that type of intrigue is what causes some people to avoid seeking professional help—they’re too wrapped up in what they’ve ‘read’ on the Internet to seek the real answers about how mental health intervention works.
It’s not that the Internet makes us completely irrational but it does, however, contribute to some of the misrepresentations about mental health treatment and cures. Find out some of the myths I’ve heard about the Internet and mental illness below.
Myth: The Internet can diagnose me without my ever having to see a professional! This is one of the biggest pitfalls people fall into about self-help. The Internet is a resource for both fact and fiction but it is not a treatment provider or a training tool for anyone to get consistent, accurate or reliable information about the efficacy of quality mental health care.