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Mental Health Social, LLC
launches first beta version of its Mental Health Social Network,
announces Colin Spencer Wood, company President and CEO. The beta
version includes a new design/layout, an updated status page, added
profile options, the ability for users to blog on a WordPress multi-user
blog system, where users have the option of adding their own Google
ads, and several other site features.
Since the launch of MentalHealthSocial.com's alpha version on
December 2nd, 2009 the site currently has approximately 1400 members.
Wood understands the need for community in this industry. He was
diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1999 and can relate to the members of
the community. "We're trying to create a user-friendly free online
environment where users can feel safe and get support at the same time,"
said Wood. "There might not be anyone else in a patient's life that has
experienced their condition, which can make it difficult for family and
friends to relate or understand what they're going through.
MentalHealthSocial eliminates those feelings of isolation by
bringing people with similar experiences together."
Author Clive Wild, who is also a mental health advocate and
member of Mental Health Social, says, "Mental Health Social has become
my preferred place to meet and engage with other people who have
experience of, or an interest in, mental illness."
Mental Health Social allows users to create profiles where
they can choose to share information about themselves, post videos,
upload audio or photographs, and offer or receive help from likeminded
members of the community. "MentalHealthSocial was created with the
mental health community in mind," said Wood. "Currently no other web
site caters to that community in the same way as Mental Health Social."
The company is about more than connecting people though.
MentalHealthSocial is also about raising awareness. Mental Health
Social will actively work to raise money for mental health-related
non-profit organizations to bring awareness, treatment options and
research to the very community it serves. MentalHealthSocial lets
users communicate through email-style messaging, instant messaging /
chat, blogging, status updates, commenting, and within forums. Other
features include free classifieds, polls, events, and the ability to
create narrower social groups within the network.