Some of these problems are depression, anxiety, suicidal tendency ,panic disorder etc and they all can have effect on our relationship with people . Many of us may be aware of these problems personally or know someone experiencing these problem but we have a number of constraints when it comes to getting help . These constraints can range from not being financially stable or you are uncomfortable speaking to a professional face to face or just don’t want to level the house . A free online crisis counselling might be for you .Here are two websites which can help you.
1. 7 cups of tea
This website allows you to tell your problems to an online therapist or listener it can be done by identifying yourself or anonymously . They have hundred of listener from countries all over the world that you can speak to confidently in many different languages on a one and one basis , group support ,forum and a large community of people to help you.
These are the topics you can talk about
- Alcohol/drug abuse
- Eating disorder
- Disability support
- Family stress
- LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer )
- Panic attack
- Traumatic experience
- Self harm
2. Blah therapy
Blah therapy is another website which offers free online crisis counseling allowing you vent or chat with a stranger but unlike 7 cups of tea they have the option to pay to talk to a trained therapist for about 15- 20 minutes at the cost of $25 . There are also over 1000 groups you can join and over 14000 topics you can discuss . Their community is interactive and allow you to post question and have live answers.
Is it possible to receive effective psychotherapy online ? The answer is yes ,but you should consider the following questions.
- how does the website protect confidential information ?
- does the listener have experience or a good understanding of your problem?
- in what manner is a crisis situation is managed?
- how does the site manage trolls and abusers?
Before you select a listener it’s important to read their profile or ask members of the community to recommend a good listener for your specific problem .