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The Internet has helped many consumers change their lives, and the consumer movement has embraced the Internet as an organizing tool, helping to "level the playing field" in the advocacy arena. This detailed guide offers many suggestions for unlocking the Internet's potential. Selected Contents: Researching Mental Health Issues * Newsgroups * Message Boards * Advocacy Groups on the Internet * Fighting Stigma * Starting a Self-Help/Advocacy Group * Consumer-run Drop-in Centers. 27 pp., 8 1/2 x 11.