Internet Mental Health is a free encyclopedia of mental health information created by a Canadian psychiatrist, Dr. Phillip Long.
The idea of creating Internet Mental Health resulted from a Canada-Japan Mental Health Exchange in 1994 arranged by Mr. Mikio Kuraki. During that exchange, Robert Winram and Dr. Phillip Long visited Japanese psychiatric hospitals and lived for one week with psychiatric patients as guests in their homes.
The Canadian delegation was amazed to find that, in Japan, the average length of stay in psychiatric hospital for a patient with schizophrenia was four years. In Canada, the same patients would be hospitalized for only four weeks, then followed as outpatients. The most outstanding need in Japan, our hosts told us, was for more information concerning our mental health system in Canada.
Thus the concept of Internet Mental Health was born. By using the internet, our hope was that we could freely share whatever information we have on mental health with the world. Robert Winram played an absolutely essential role in motivating our efforts to continue this website. Without his inspiration, it is doubtful whether this website would exist today. Robert was a leader in the mental health movement in Vancouver when we first met. We often spoke together in public lectures on mental health. It was Robert who never let us forget how important it was that this website try to contact the two-thirds of the severely mentally ill who never seek treatment. Thus I owe a deep debt of gratitude to Robert for his vision and his steadfast support of this website. Robert convinced us that the impossible was possible.
Internet Mental Health is for anyone who has an interest in mental health:
Our information on each of the most common mental disorders contains:
We have online diagnostic programs that can be used to diagnose:
Our information on each of the most common psychiatric medications contains:
Our magazine contains:
There are numerous fascinating mental health sites on Internet. We link to the most popular mental health sites.
Internet Mental Health is completely funded by Dr. Phillip Long.
We've decided to have no corporate sponsors.Linking to Our Site
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Due to the volume of letters that we receive, we regret that we cannot answer other letters individually. However, we do read all our email and greatly appreciate your input.
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Phillip W. Long, M.D. (Psychiatrist)
Dr. Long is a psychiatrist in full-time private practice in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. He received the Canadian Psychiatric Association's Special Recognition Award for 1995. Please note that Dr. Long cannot offer specific advice to patients, their friends, or family members. This should be done by your own mental health professional.Internet Address
Our URL is: www.mentalhealth.com