We’d like to extend a warm welcome to the nearly 25,000 members of This Emotional Life, the three-part television series that originally aired in early 2010. The series, a co-production of Vulcan Productions and the NOVA/WGBH Science Unit, explored ways people can improve their social relationships (Family, Friends & Lovers), cope with negative emotions such as depression and anxiety (Facing Our Fears) and become more positive, resilient individuals (Rethinking Happiness).

Each episode weaved together the compelling personal stories of ordinary people and the latest scientific research, along with revealing comments from celebrities such as Chevy Chase, Larry David, Elizabeth Gilbert, Alanis Morissette, Katie Couric and Richard Gere.

Two years later, This Emotional Life’s online community remains strong — and growing. So when the folks responsible for keeping the online community going approached us to help keep it alive and curate it moving forward, we were both happy and honored to do so.

This Emotional Life also features a superb website offering blog entries, articles and information about emotional health and happiness topics. The website was created so that people could continue learning and growing, even after the TV series ended. We’re going to be featuring some of that content here on Psych Central in the months to come.

Our Associate Editor, Jessica DiGiacinto, will be the primary editor writing on This Emotional Life’s social media feeds. She’ll continue the tradition of asking thoughtful questions about you and your emotional life, helping to explore our rich inner dialogues. I’ll chime in from time to time with my own thoughts and insights, but the online community is really about you — so make your voice heard!

So you might be asking yourself, who is Psych Central?

You can read my personal welcome to Psych Central and learn more about why I started Psych Central more than 17 years ago. Today, we touch the lives of over 2 million people every month, making us the largest mental health network online. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of providing mental health information online, and that’s why we’re proud to display the HONcode badge — and have done so without interruption for nearly a decade.

We’re not a big, faceless corporate entity. We’re ordinary professionals, journalists, writers and editors who are simply dedicated to helping others navigate mental health, relationship, parenting and related psychological and emotional concerns in their lives.

If you want to dig a little bit deeper, you might find it helpful to join one of our 180 support groups, or consider following us on Facebook or on Twitter.

Here’s to your future emotional health!


Read the news release: Psych Central to Curate This Emotional Life’s Facebook, Twitter Community