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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Mental Health Net
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Mental Health Net
Web address:http://www.mentalhelp.net/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct972961
Date of initial review: 11 Mar 1999
Validity of certificate01 Mar 2012 - Mar 2014
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014
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This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

The certified website is responsible for the content of its website, unless otherwise provided by law.


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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
The following individuals have contributed to this website:
- Allan Schwartz, LCSW, Ph.D.
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2. Presentation of the site
The Mental Help Net website exists to promote online mental health education and provides scientifically accurate and up-to-date coverage of mental health and illness topics.
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We seek to accomplish the following:
- To educate the public about mental health and wellness issues.
- To promote active communication and collaboration between professionals in all segments of mental health and wellness services development, implementation and policy, and between professionals and consumers of their services.
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Purpose of the website
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3. Confidentiality
Detailed information.
Privacy Policy:
Information Gathered:
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Articles authored by medical professionals.
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Normal and Abnormal Anxiety: What's the Difference?
Matthew D. Jacofsky, Psy.D., Melanie T. Santos, Psy.D., Sony Khemlani-Patel, Ph.D. & Fugen Neziroglu, Ph.D. of the Bio Behavioral Institute, edited by C.E. Zupanick, Psy.D. and Mark Dombeck, Ph.D. Updated: Jun 28th 2010
  (01 Mar 2012) - Link

Dates under titles.
Terms of Use/Privacy Policy
CenterSite Updated: Jul 10th 2010
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
E-form provided.
Questions, Comments and Feedback
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
This site may be partially supported by revenue from advertisements, in the form of text and banner ads placed on the site.
This site may be partially supported by revenue from the display of Sponsored Resources, in the form of text articles, graphical images, audio or video content constructed by third parties for marketing purposes.
URL: http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=3451#advertising
Mental Help Net is a public service of CenterSite, LLC, an Ohio based provider of high quality, affordable website services to employee assistance programs, substance abuse centers and community mental health centers.
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8. Advertising policy
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Site content and editorial decisions are made by the site editors without reference to advertiser preferences. (...) Claims contained within content marked as a "Sponsored Resource" should be understood to be claims made by third parties and not claims made by this website.
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All advertisements running on this site are labeled with the word "Advertisement" to distinguish them from non-paid content.
All Sponsored Resources displayed on this website are marked with the phrase "Sponsored Resource" to distinguish them from non-paid content.
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