Case Studies

988 is a new number in the United States focused on providing lifesaving suicide prevention and crisis services, established to address longstanding concerns in mental health care. This article explores the difference between 988 and existing services.
MoodMission aims to capitalise on the incredible flexibility, portability, and adaptability of mobile apps. When a user feels anxious or low, they simply open the app, report how they feel with three taps, and are immediately offered five different “Missions” they could use to cope.
Wysa aims to provide AI-enabled unique support to all its users, such that they find the same comfort, support, and use that we do when meeting a therapist in person yet does not follow a one size fits all approach.
Key Messages: VR proposed alternative for addiction treatment "Researchers developing treatments for addiction are turning to virtual reality and gaming to help patients overcome their lack of impulse control and decrease the relapse rates." "While there’s no substitute for counselling...it…
Key Messages:     Background   "The therapeutic alliance is crucial for the success of face-to-face therapies. Little is known about how coaching functions and fosters the therapeutic alliance in asynchronous treatment modalities such as smartphone apps."   The study…
Even as technological changes transform many aspects of daily life, the treatment of mental health disorders, which affect approximately 97 million people worldwide1, has remained largely unchanged for decades. Despite the shift to telemedicine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health treatments are still primarily delivered in face-to-face settings and rely heavily on psychopharmaceutical interventions.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of being able to provide mental health support without face-to-face contact. The pandemic has also served as an awakening for many, as it has highlighted just how strained many traditional mental health support services are. This article explores a Canada-based texting service that aims to connect individuals in Saskatchewan to support services. This app may spark ideas in aspiring app developers looking to improve the mental wellbeing of others.
Increasing demand for mental health services and the expanding capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) in recent years has driven the development of digital mental health interventions (DMHIs). This article reviews current DMHIs with a specific focus on AI-based chatbots, discusses the challenges faced and potential solutions when using chatbots in digital mental health settings through a case study, and concludes with insights regarding potential directions for future research.
It was research that drove the need, but audience feedback that has steered the design and content of the Raising Healthy Minds app – a new, free digital tool to help Australian parents, carers and practitioners working with children to……
Loneliness is a growing public health issue that has been exacerbated in vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 pandemic. Computer agents are capable of delivering psychological therapies through the internet; however, there is limited research on their acceptability to date.

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