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Internet-based Mental Health Services in Norway and Sweden: Characteristics and Consequences
University of Agder, Norway .
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Sociology. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2013 (English)In: Administration and Policy in Mental Health, ISSN 0894-587X, E-ISSN 1573-3289, Vol. 40, no 2, 145-153 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Internet-based mental health services increase rapidly. However, national surveys are incomplete and the consequences for such services are poorly discussed. This study describes characteristics of 60 Internet-based mental health services in Norway and Sweden and discusses their social consequences. More than half of the services were offered by voluntary organisations and targeted towards young people. Professionals answered service users questions in 60% of the services. Eight major themes were identified. These characteristics may indicate a shift in the delivery of mental health services in both countries, and imply changes in the understanding of mental health.

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Springer Verlag (Germany) , 2013. Vol. 40, no 2, 145-153 p.
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Internet-based services, Mental health, E-mail, Voluntary organisations, Governmentality
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-89801DOI: 10.1007/s10488-011-0388-2ISI: 000314706800010OAI: diva2:609804
Available from: 2013-03-07 Created: 2013-03-07 Last updated: 2013-03-07

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