Internet-based Mental Health Services in Norway and Sweden: Characteristics and Consequences
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
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Verlag (Germany) , 2013. Vol. 40, no 2, 145-153 p.
Internet-based services, Mental health, E-mail, Voluntary organisations, Governmentality
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-89801DOI: 10.1007/s10488-011-0388-2ISI: 000314706800010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-89801DiVA: diva2:609804