Recently, our Executive Director, Anil Thapliyal, eMHIC Board Chair Michel Rodrigue, and Global Leadership Council Member Dr. Andrew Greenshaw engaged in a profoundly insightful meeting with Canadian Senator Stan Kutcher, Eric Bélair, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister at Health Canada, and Dr. Kim Corace and her team from the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre (ROMHC). Their discussions centered around the present state of digital mental health implementation in Canada, yielding valuable insights and perspectives.
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Nordic Think Tank Ignites Innovation for Digital Mental Health Ecosystem in Sweden
The Nordic Think Tank held in Sweden was truly inspiring, showcasing the region’s unmatched expertise in design thinking. The challenge at hand? Discovering effective approaches for implementing a digital mental health ecosystem at various levels: local, regional, and national.
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Nunavut MP Lori Idlout Empowers Indigenous Communities with Digital Mental Health Solutions
Nunavut MP Lori Idlout is leading the way in digital mental health for indigenous communities in northern Canada, promoting improved access and support. Partnering with the eMental Health International Collaborative, Lori’s dedication is driving positive change for the residents of Nunavut and beyond.
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Canada’s Maritime Provinces Unite: eMHIC’s Regional Summit Showcases Inter-Provincial Collaboration and Innovative Solutions
The eMental Health International Collaborative’s Regional Summit brought together Mental Health organizations, experts, and Provincial Governments from Atlantic Canada. The event showcased innovative solutions and collaborative efforts, inspiring progress in the digital mental health field.
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ORCHA Product upgrade – Health App Library and Digital Health Formulary
ORCHA’s Clinical Lead, Dr Tom Mickelwright (GP) gives an overview of the ORCHA Health App Library and Digital Health Formulary.
Professor Nick Titov, Founding Executive Director of the Australian MindSpot Clinic, reflects on
ten rewarding years delivering digital mental health care to people across Australia.
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Artificial Intelligence in Mental Health Research: New WHO Study on Applications and Challenges
Using artificial intelligence (AI) in mental health services and research has potential, but a new study finds significant shortcomings that may indicate overly accelerated promotion of new AI models that have yet to be evaluated as viable in the real world.
People are using ChatGPT, a chatbot powered by artificial intelligence for advice on their mental health, even though it wasn’t designed for that. While the chatbot is knowledgeable about mental health it can’t be relied upon for an accurate diagnosis, advice or treatment and is therefore not a substitute for a licensed therapist.
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Digital Mental Health Tech for Children and Young People Recommended by Nice in First Rapid Healthtech Guidance
Four digital technologies that can help children and young people with mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety or low mood have been recommended for use in the NHS once they achieve regulatory approval.
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Daily Exposure to Virtual Nature Reduces Symptoms of Anxiety in College Students
The authors of this study measured the influence of a daily virtual nature intervention on symptoms of anxiety, depression, and an underlying cause of poor mental health: rumination. The findings reinforce a growing body of literature that finds virtual nature is an effective, safe, and acceptable intervention for mental health promotion.