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Mental Health in the Digital Age


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Sheri Bauman, Ian Rivers
    Pages 1-6
  3. Sheri Bauman, Ian Rivers
    Pages 7-25
  4. Sheri Bauman, Ian Rivers
    Pages 26-50
  5. Sheri Bauman, Ian Rivers
    Pages 51-64
  6. Sheri Bauman, Ian Rivers
    Pages 65-78
  7. Sheri Bauman, Ian Rivers
    Pages 79-102
  8. Sheri Bauman, Ian Rivers
    Pages 103-116
  9. Sheri Bauman, Ian Rivers
    Pages 117-140
  10. Sheri Bauman, Ian Rivers
    Pages 141-155
  11. Sheri Bauman, Ian Rivers
    Pages 156-160
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 161-184

About this book


This book examines the intersection of mental health and digital technology to make informed decisions about the new options provided by digital technology. It highlights the rise in online therapy and social media and examines the ethical dilemmas involved in online research to suggest that the benefits created far outweigh the possible risks.


Mental health Internet Digital Self Online Well-being Therapy Research cyberspace ethics interaction media resilience technology well-being

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Disability and Psychoeducational StudiesUniversity of ArizonaUSA
  2. 2.Department of EducationBrunel University LondonUK

About the authors

Sheri Bauman is a professor and director of the Counseling graduate program at the University of Arizona, USA. She is the author of Special Topics for Helping Professionals and Cyberbullying: What Counselors Need to Know, and is lead editor of Principles of Cyberbullying Research: Definition, Measures, and Methods.

Ian Rivers is a professor of Human Development at Brunel University London, UK. He is the author of Homophobic Bullying: Research and Theoretical Perspectives, lead author of Bullying: A Handbook for Educators and Parents and co-editor of Bullying: Experiences and Discourses of Sexuality and Gender.

Bibliographic information


“What Bauman and Rivers achieve particularly successfully in this book is their ability to apply these theories to the realities of the online world. Anyone from a professor, to a clinician, to a parent can gleam tips and usefulness from this book.” (Beatrice Hayes, International Journal of Emotional Education, Vol. 12 (1), 2020)

“Book encompasses the pros and cons of mental health on the Internet with scholarly discussions about treatment, research and ethics, risks in cyberspace, social networking, friendships and social interactions, virtual worlds, and representing ‘the self’ online. … a textbook that would be appropriate for courses that focus on utilization of technology in education, psychology, and mental health. … the basis of the book has a broad appeal to all consumers on the Internet, including parents, novices, and ‘digital immigrants.’” (Mary Fukuyama, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 61 (20), May, 2016)