Psycho-Babble Psychology Thread 477439

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New MH Website

Posted by 10derHeart on March 29, 2005, at 21:02:20

www.therapyadvisor.com

My T. was randomly selected to evaluate it. Haven't asked him yet what his thoughts were. He was also asked to choose one client to ask if they'd evaluate it as a "mental health consumer." (That term seems so funny - is MH itself a consumable? Or are we perhaps consuming our providers? I know, it's the service we consume...just irritable about words tonight...grrr)

So he chose me for some reason. Said I was obviously computer savvy and that I, "had a clue about the mental health world." I chose to take that as a compliment ;-) He gave me a letter with a login and password and I reviewed and evaluated the site by doing a brief survey re: one disorder. I chose MDD.

Seems okay, though maybe too elementary for some folks who post here. But it's meant to explain disorders clearly and basically, and has a separate provider section, too. Don't know if we'll be "allowed" to access that area. Maybe someone has already seen it? Looks quite new to me.

No such thing as too much information, especially for those newly dx, and hungry for good information, more links, etc. They are operating under a grant from NIMH, so should be legit. FWIW.

 

Re: New MH Website/link should be clickable...

Posted by 10derHeart on March 29, 2005, at 21:07:26

In reply to New MH Website, posted by 10derHeart on March 29, 2005, at 21:02:20

http://www.therapyadvisor.com/

Sorry. Hope that works. Cutting and pasting can be tiring...:-)

 

Re: New MH Website/link should be clickable...

Posted by DustBuster on March 30, 2005, at 14:51:52

In reply to Re: New MH Website/link should be clickable..., posted by 10derHeart on March 29, 2005, at 21:07:26

I briefly visited that site, but cannot download any of the PDF files because the hyperlinks on it are all broken. This is because they use backward slashes (\) in all the URLs instead of the forward slashes (/) that the HTTP standard requires.

If you use the Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser, these links will probably work. If you use any HTTP standard compliant web browser (like Firefox), these links do NOT work.

So, unless they only want to provide information to consumers who exclusively use Microsoft software products, they need to fix their website.

 

Re: New MH Website/link should be clickable...

Posted by cubic_me on March 30, 2005, at 15:55:49

In reply to Re: New MH Website/link should be clickable..., posted by DustBuster on March 30, 2005, at 14:51:52

I use firefox, and the PDFs I opened worked for me. Maybe they have fixed it.

I found that content very good, in a good style and a good level for general use, but the site was difficulut to navigate (I don't think of myself as a consumer, plus each link doesn't really tell you what it will contain), and the layout was uninteresting. Being depressed (and other MH issues) can make it difficult to read long pages of prose. Some breaking up with charts/more bullets/qoutes etc may have helped me there.

 

Re: New MH Website/link should be clickable... cubic_me

Posted by 10derHeart on March 30, 2005, at 22:48:28

In reply to Re: New MH Website/link should be clickable..., posted by cubic_me on March 30, 2005, at 15:55:49

Yeah, cubic, I agree, and in the comments at the end of my survey, I kind of told them it was a bit "dry" and dull. I guess that's the reason for all the mailed out surveys to T's and clients - they want to change it to what people IRL really want vs. what a web designer or their own folks say.

At least I think that's the idea. So maybe they'll improve it after a while.

 

Re: New MH Website/link should be clickable...

Posted by DustBuster on March 31, 2005, at 10:12:02

In reply to Re: New MH Website/link should be clickable..., posted by cubic_me on March 30, 2005, at 15:55:49

> I use firefox, and the PDFs I opened worked for me. Maybe they have fixed it.

Yes. I reported the problem directly to them yesterday, and apparently they took quick action to resolve it. I can access the PDF docs now too.


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