Psych Central is the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health online resource. Since 1995, our award-winning website has been run by mental health professionals offering reliable, trusted information and over 250 support groups to consumers.
We are today’s modern voice for mental health information, emotional support, and advocacy. We have a true passion and deep commitment in helping people better understand the mental health and emotional challenges of their lives. With the broadest online reach and recognition of any mental health network today, we touch the lives of over 7 million people around the world every month.1 We’re also proud to represent the interests of our membership of over a half million people whose lives have been touched by a mental health concern.2
Psych Central has its roots in indexing online support groups, starting in the summer of 1991. Launched in January 1995 as Psych Central: John Grohol’s Mental Health Page, our website was an instant hit from the beginning with its directory of online mental health resources and lists of symptoms for mental disorders. Within the first 3 months, it received Point’s prestigious Top 5% of the Web award, as well as a fair amount of media attention in the ensuing years. We are consistently rated as one of the top mental health resources online today.