Mental health has long been taboo from a social perspective, and access to care (especially in rural areas) is often sporadic. Health tech can address this problem
The immediate need for quality mental
Connecting with peers via digital health solutions can help people get past the first, often debilitating, step of outreach, allowing them to seek help more confidently
With many of today’s mental health apps, people can track their own behaviors, symptoms, and moods, and report that back to their therapist, making in-person sessions more efficient and improving the quality of dialogue between patient and therapist. The first wave of digital mental healthcare solutions is focused on informing and empowering people, most commonly around conditions like anxiety, depression, and insomnia. While each works with different topics and populations, most provide education about risk signs and symptoms, as well as positive and negative coping mechanisms. They also include
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