FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 2000
Contact: C.J. Newton, CEO
Mir Internet Marketing, Inc.
MirConnect.com is Now TherapistFinder.netNew Name Helps Clearly Articulate Company's Vision and Mission - Breaking Down the Barriers to Access Therapy
CHICAGO - October 1, 2000 - Mentalhealth Internet Resources, Inc. (MirConnect.com), the leading provider of online mental health and community resources in the Chicago area, announced today the launch of their new corporate identity and Web site located at www.therapistfinder.net. As TherapistFinder.net, the company is now positioned to go forward with their vision of creating an online portal for individuals seeking information on mental health and disability issues.
"The new name clearly describes what we are: a network dedicated to helping people in Chicago find a therapist or mental health resources," said C.J. Newton, CEO. "It's where the Internet meets mental health and is directly impacting people's lives for the better."
TherapistFinder.net is breaking down the barriers for individuals who are suffering and want to get help, but have no idea how to navigate the mental health maze. TherapistFinder.net provides easy-to-understand information, which enables users to learn about mental health issues and discover local resources in a non-threatening environment.
"TherapistFinder.net is designed to make selecting a therapist easy and marketing your practice inexpensive," said Pat Mueller, local Chicago therapist and customer of TherapistFinder.net. "I've done all sorts of things to advertise, and this is the only thing that's ever really worked. But it's not advertising. It's just providing information in a place where people are actively searching for it."
With over 400,000 visitors to the site each year and over 100 mental health professionals and professional groups involved, TherapistFinder.net offers individuals many different categories to find a therapist that meets their needs including educational background, personal statement, treatment methods, languages spoken, locations and third party payments accepted. The site also features a comprehensive directory of mental health and disability resources on the local and national level, an interactive glossary of mental health terminology, a journal featuring recent mental health news and a professional resource center.