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Help on the Web for Millenium Anxiety

Boot Camp feature for Monday, December 27, 1999

Millenium anxiety...or just post-holiday blues. There's help on the web. I'm Fred Fishkin with Bootcamp, a report on computers and technology. For the millions of people who need help coping with everyday problems or the stress associated with this time of year, it is an alternative. Psychotherapist Mark Sichel is behind a motivational web site called Psybersquare.com. That's psyber spelled p-s-y-b-e-r....

"Psybersquare is the next best thing to therapy. It's different from a self-help book because you can go through the information on the site and if you don't find what you need we have four experts available in different areas who can answer questions within 24 hours."

There are chat rooms on the site where people lend support to each other. Sichel, who appears monthly on America Online's Addiction and Recovery Channel...believes chat rooms can be of real help...

"It's really been a lifesaver for people. I have a member of Psybersquare who is caring for a dying husband and she has depression. She logs on everyday. She lives for the support she gets from fellow members of the community."

And what about this millenium anxiety?

"What I'm finding on Psybersquare is that people who normally don't have holiday problems, have anxiety about Y2K."

You can check out the site for free at Psybersquare.com.