Published on in Vol 23 , No 7 (2021) :July

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/25917, first published .
A Newly Developed Online Peer Support Community for Depression (Depression Connect): Qualitative Study

A Newly Developed Online Peer Support Community for Depression (Depression Connect): Qualitative Study

A Newly Developed Online Peer Support Community for Depression (Depression Connect): Qualitative Study

Dorien Smit   1, 2 , MSc ;   Janna N Vrijsen   1, 3 , PhD ;   Bart Groeneweg   4 , PhD ;   Amber Vellinga-Dings   5 , MSc ;   Janneke Peelen   6 , PhD ;   Jan Spijker   1, 2 , MD, PhD

1 Depression Expertise Center, Pro Persona Mental Health Care, Nijmegen, Netherlands

2 Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands

3 Department of Psychiatry, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands

4 Dutch Depression Association, Amersfoort, Netherlands

5 Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology, Department of Sociology, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands

6 Research Group for Key Factors in Youth Care, HAN University of Applied Sciences, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Corresponding Author:

  • Dorien Smit, MSc
  • Depression Expertise Center
  • Pro Persona Mental Health Care
  • PO Box 2167
  • Nijmegen, 6500 WC
  • Netherlands
  • Phone: 31 647074551
  • Email: d.smit@propersona.nl