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Mental Health Internet Pioneer, Psych Central, Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Psych Central will celebrate World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10

Newburyport, Mass. – Sept. 1, 2015 – Psych Central®, the largest and oldest independent mental health website, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Since 1995, the award-winning website PsychCentral.com has offered visitors reliable, trusted information about mental health conditions and wellness. With more than 8 million unique visitors each month, Psych Central is today’s modern voice of mental health and provides content on a variety of mental health topics including addiction, depression, sleep problems, grief, anxiety, ADHD, stress management and more.

Psych Central will celebrate World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10 for the fifth consecutive year by curating blog posts from across the Internet to help increase awareness about mental health issues and treatment. The 2015 World Mental Health Day celebration theme is “Dignity in Mental Health.”

Each original article published on Psych Central is reviewed by a mental health professional in a multi-stage review process to ensure the quality and accuracy of the content. Psych Central also hosts a robust community of more than 150 bloggers and over 250 support groups where people can access information, communicate privately with other members and upload content.

“Psych Central advocates for hope, recovery and the understanding that mental health is something that can be overcome and successfully treated,” said John M. Grohol, Psy.D., founder of Psych Central.

“On PsychCentral.com there is no shame in talking about mental health issues. That’s why millions of people visit our site each month – to learn about these conditions and share their stories of hope.”

John M. Grohol, Psy.D., is a pioneer in mental health and psychology whose leadership has helped to break down the stigma associated with mental health conditions. In 1995, after losing his childhood friend to suicide, Dr. Grohol created Psych Central to transform the way people access mental health and psychology resources online.

Psych Central was the first website to publish the diagnostic criteria for common mental disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. TIME.com named Psych Central one of the Internet’s 50 Best Websites in 2008. As an advocate for patients, Dr. Grohol tirelessly works to improve the quality of mental health information available to the public and provides a safe and supportive community where people openly discuss their mental health questions and concerns.

Psych Central 20th Anniversary Release (PDF)

Mental Health Internet Pioneer, Psych Central, Celebrates 20th Anniversary