Research shows the more engaged a person is with their community, the more they get out of it. But how does this really work -- how do online communities help people with their mental health? What can we do to improve how these communities function and make people feel like they're in a real, supportive community? What have your experiences been with these communities? What made you feel better or worse while in a community? This is a core conversation.
Dr. Susan Giurleo is a psychologist who supports health care professionals in learning to use social media to educate the public about important health issues as well as market clinical practice. She also has a part-time private practice where she supports families of children living with ADHD and autism spectrum disorders. She has developed a robust online community of families around the world who read her blog and receive her email newsletter.
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