So Sad Today: how the anonymity of Twitter helped heal anxiety and depression

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Melissa Broder had been through cycles of anxiety and depression but medication and therapy wasn’t working and she didn’t feel like she could talk about it in her daily life.  So in 2012 she started an anonymous twitter account called So Sad Today. She had no idea how this account would take off – it now has more than 350,000 followers around the world and is seen as being a for-runner of the so-called internet sad girl movement. Broder has now gone public and written a book about the experience. 

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