Thank you Kati for your courage and sharing your awareness so articulately. Gosh I can relate to so much of what you have written. Rather scary! Working in the mh sector in Oz, we are doing a lot of work, research on the benefits of technology and social media to our mh and wellbeing. More and more funding will be given to eMH as time goes on as part of the self-help primary healthcare armoury. We do have evidence showing the millennial are experiencing positive outcomes through peer support opportunities, as are interestingly older people.
I can happily share links to that research if that was of interest. On the reverse side, there are many voices, who relate very much to your feelings and responses.
The lesson for me is being self aware, working out our triggers, and managing them as you have. We are all different and what works for one person may not work for someone else.
Hearing your story is so important in helping others who are vulnerable and may be experiencing similar difficulties to know they are not alone, or strange.
Thank you. I appreciate your openess.