Everything will be all right: Apps and services for improving mental health

August 29, 2013 by sa4fa@virginia.edu

Let’s face it: The Web can be downright nasty. Some people are just tools, and they wreak havoc online.

Among those cute kitten pictures and hilarious Vine clips, it’s easy to find examples of people being downright ugly. Angry, vitriolic commenters, unkind memes, and cyberbullying-related suicides reveal a dark side of the Internet. But it also has a silver lining in the cloud. Additionally, plenty of places on the Web are eager to help you get through tough times: the wildly popular It Gets Better Project, for example, or the hugfest featured on the Nicest Place on the Internet.