Ring and Nextdoor: The good, the bad, and the gossip associated with neighborhood watch platforms 

Our mind’s eye often depicts suburban life as dreamy and picturesque—the epitome of the American dream.  While the ‘burbs have their perks, they also have their shortcomings: Many community issues are aired on neighborhood watch apps like Ring’s “Neighbors” and Nextdoor.  These platforms provide a virtual way for neighbors to…

Are mental health forums the same thing as online counseling? Which is right for me?

You’ve probably come across an online mental health forum before. It’s a site for talking about all things mental health, from depression to breakups, stress, anxiety, family issues, and so on. But now there’s this new thing (which isn’t really a new thing) everyone’s talking about: online counseling. And you’re…

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