CNN Health — The mentoring networks, social networks and social media platforms have become increasingly important to the advancement of innovation in the health care industry.
These new platforms have proven to be an important source of support for people who are struggling with mental health, substance use disorders, depression, anxiety and addiction.
In the past few years, the use of social media for mentoring and learning has increased exponentially.
According to the American Psychological Association, the number of people seeking professional help through these networks has more than doubled in the past five years.
The networks have also shown promise in helping people who may have been rejected by mainstream healthcare systems to gain access to quality care, according to the APA.
In 2017, the Mentor Network launched the mentorship program in the United States, in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
The program was designed to empower people to seek out mental health treatment in their communities.
The mentorship network is comprised of a network of community mental health professionals, as well as a network for health professionals in underserved communities.
Through the mentorship program, the NAMI is helping people connect with and mentor people with mental illness, substance abuse and other health problems.
In fact, NAMI says that mentoring is a key component of its outreach to mental health problems in underserves.
In the mentored program, Nami’s members work together with each other to develop and implement strategies and support for individuals with mental illnesses, substance misuse and other mental health issues.
To learn more about mentoring programs, visit the Mentorships website.