Psych Central is the Internet's largest and oldest independent mental health social network created and run by mental health professionals to guarantee reliable, trusted information and support communities to consumers, for over 13 years. We are today's modern voice for mental health information and advocacy and have the broadest online reach and recognition of any mental health network online today, touching the lives of over 800,000 people every month.
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 the first lists of symptoms for mental disorders published online. 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.