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Emily

Director @ Mental Health Navigator
404 karmaJoined Nov 2021Working (0-5 years)London, UK
www.mentalhealthnavigator.co.uk/

Bio

Emily is the Director of the Mental Health Navigator, an organization set up to connect community members to mental health resources: https://www.mentalhealthnavigator.co.uk/

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Emily
1mo10

Hi Sebastian! Sure thing! For both findings, they were findings that were not explicitly measured, but rather were provided as additional information by respondents, so please note that this is the case. That said:

  1. 6 people said they find it difficult to find therapists who accept the values of Effective Altruism or whom they can trust. For instance, they said it's hard to find therapists who don't tell them “I want to do as much good as possible” is pathologically wrong, and that their mental health providers are concerned about them getting lost in helping too much. 
  2. 1 person said they'd be interested in seeing a therapist recommended by another community member, 3 people implied that they thought an EA-aligned therapist was necessary (due to non-EA-aligned therapists having concerns about their values being healthy or accepting their commitment to those values), 1 person said it was necessary (so not optimal, but a need because they needed someone who understands ), 1 implied that it wasn't necessary (they're more concerned with finding an effective therapist, i.e., one who is good at listening and helping figure out problems, than whether or not that therapist is EA-aligned), and 1 said it would be helpful to speak with a therapist from outside the EA community to get an outside view.

I agree, from experience speaking with a few people, coaching with people who understand EA-values (though who do not necessarily identify with Effective Altruism themselves) is more helpful for some career-related growth areas, whereas support from medical and other mental health professionals who are willing to listen and try to understand (though who do not necessarily know much about Effective Altruism) seems to be ok for medical diagnoses and therapy.

Emily
1mo10

Thanks for your feedback Rasool! We'll take it into consideration :)

Emily
3mo21

Thanks for submitting a response and for your feedback Sebastian! We hope to publish the results by the end of May :)

Emily
4mo20

Hi Max, thanks for your comment! Yes the domain was down while security features were being added. It took 48 hours per change for the changes to propagate. Sorry for the inconvenience. The domain's back up and running now though! For future reference, you can always keep up with the status of our website via our LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/mentalhealthnavigator/) , Twitter (https://twitter.com/mhnavigator), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/mentalhealthnavigator/) pages :)

Emily
4mo10

Not at the moment, but there likely will be within the next month or two. We're preparing a beta test at the moment :) Happy to chat with you about it however!

Emily
5mo10

Thanks for your feedback Pat! We're currently working on a different way to present the data, especially in anticipation of the list becoming larger, and will take your feedback into account.

Emily
5mo10

Thanks for your feedback Sebastian! We'll take it into account. We're working with another organization to transition away from AirTable to a more user-friendly data base tool they're building, but that is going to take some time. AirTable's the best we have for now, but we are working on another solution :)

Emily
5mo10

Fair fair, and I guess the cookies banner does block the social media bits. Looking at the traffic analytics for the website, and based on your's and Matt's feedback and the white x not working, I've decided to take down the Advisory Service Info banner. Thanks again for your feedback!

Emily
5mo20

Thanks for your feedback, Matt! Great to hear you've already made use of the site :)

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