While much of the week was hot and humid here in New England, Friday presented us with a beautiful summer’s day while I presented at the World Congress in Boston on Social Networking in healthcare.

10 Years Ago on Psych Central

  • Self Help Works
    A look at some of the powerful self-help resources available online as of 1997, including self-help support groups (both in forums and chats), an online self-help database, and of course, our favorite original (and the first) free self-help book published online, Psychological Self-Help.

5 Years Ago on Psych Central

  • July 2002 Blog Entry
    Ahh, July 2002. Not a good year for Eli Lilly. Someone from the company apparently accidentally sent marketing packets of free boxes of once-a-week Prozac to south Florida depression patients — people who don’t take regular Prozac and hadn’t even discussed trying the new version with their doctors. Has privacy improved any since then? We see no evidence it has. (Scroll to the bottom entry to read our take on the incident.)

1 Year Ago on Psych Central

  • Gardening as Mental Health Treatment
    Contributor Will Meek notes that gardening is useful as a therapeutic tool for those struggling with psychological issues from Alzheimer’s to schizophrenia.
  • Self-medicating Online
    Contributor Sandra Klume noted that the illicit online pharmaceutical trade is booming. We still see little signs of this abating, as once one online pharmacy is knocked down, 10 more pop up all around the globe. One of the wonders of an Internet that knows no geopolitical boundaries.