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Social media for e-therapy?

DNMUM423616 | 10/7/2018 | Author : Dyuti Basu | WC :873

Online platforms talking about mental health issues provide a shoulder to lean on and keep the dialogue alive. But can they be a substitute for therapy? Dyuti Basu finds out
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You don’t look depressed,” says one stick figure on an online meme to another.
“You don’t look like a moron yet here we are,” says the other.
Shreyasi Bose, who created the meme, started her page Clinically Depressed Memes to spread awareness about mental health as well as an outlet for her own fight against bipolar disorder and the social stigma attached to it even in this day and age. Her page is not the only one. With the online space teeming with content for all kinds of palates, there has been an increasing number of platforms where comic artists and meme-makers express their day-to-day struggles with mental health disorders and the stereotypes that surround them. A simple search for ‘mental health groups’ on Facebo
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