How YouTube Videos Help People Cope With Mental Illness Rachel Star Withers runs a YouTube channel where she performs goofy stunts on camera and talks about her schizophrenia. Since 2008, when the then 22-year-old revealed her diagnosis online, tens of thousands of people have seen her videos. Some of them have a psychotic disorder or mood disorders themselves, or know people who do. READ MORE

New project monitors social media for signs of mental illness By Lauren O’Neil, CBC News Canadian and French researchers are working on algorithm to screen online posts for warning signs Every minute of every day, approximately 347,000 tweets, 293,000 Facebook statuses and 400 hours worth of YouTube videos are uploaded to the web — along with astronomical amounts of information about social media users’ lives and habits. Marketers have been harvesting this data READ MORE