About Psych Central
Psych Central is the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health and psychology network. Since 1995, it has been run by mental health professionals offering reliable, trusted information and over 160 support groups to consumers. 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 1.1 million people around the world 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.
Regularly maintained by Dr. Grohol and a staff of contributing editors, it is one of the Net’s best information sources for mental health information, as well as providing annotated guides to the most useful websites, newsgroups, and mailing lists online today in mental health, psychology, social work, and psychiatry. We also developed the popular Sanity Score, a free online mental health screening test. The Psych Central Network includes over 3 dozen blogs, two online communities, PsychSplash and Metanoia.
Psych Central was named one of the 50 Best Websites for 2008 by TIME Magazine, and has been indexed within Forbes Magazine’s Best of the Web directory. Psych Central has been noted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, L.A.Times, TIME, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, the Washington Post, USA Today, USA Weekend, The Village Voice, Business Week, Forbes Magazine, and dozens of other publications. We are currently celebrating our 15th year online.
Psych Central is privately and wholly owned and operated
by Dr. John Grohol. That’s why we don’t have a list of executive VPs and CXOs — there’s no need for vice presidents in an organization that is as simple and highly effective as ours!