ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media
Depression is common, disabling and increasing in prevalence. Many people suffer in silence, don’t get much empathy or sympathy and, if and when they do ask for help, they may find medication more frequently offered than psychological therapy. This may be changing, but not fast enough.
Online communities enable people to talk, share experiences and recognise that they are not alone, says Dr Tim Anstiss.