Self-Help Apps

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.
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.
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……
Akili Interactive, the maker of the FDA De Novo-authorized digital therapeutic EndeavorRx, will be testing its video game ADHD treatment as a potential treatment for cognitive impairments in COVID-19 survivors.   Through collaborations with Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Vanderbilt University……
As the COVID-19 pandemic has largely increased the utilization of telehealth, mobile mental health technologies – such as smartphone apps, virtual reality, chatbots, and social media – have also gained attention. These digital health technologies offer the ...
Image: MOST Clinician Winn accesses the platform from her mobile/cell phone   In many parts of the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has placed growing and greater pressures on the mental health of young people and the services designed to support…
Every day, we see reminders that mental health is a human and economic crisis. The tumult of the pandemic and the isolation it has created has affected us all, but getting help has been a significant challenge for many. Stigma…
Dr Ross Harper, Co-founder and CEO of Limbic talks about his journey to starting Limbic, a company that provides AI software for mental healthcare.   The evolution of Limbic   Limbic is a product of both my academic background and my Co-founder…
New Zealand has gained international recognition during the pandemic as a country willing and able to work together to achieve great things. Our response to the virus has helped us avoid the substantial challenges experienced by many healthcare systems around…
Source: Wolters Kluwer Health   Digital technologies, especially smartphone apps, have great promise for increasing access to care for patients with serious mental illness such as schizophrenia. A new training program, called DOORS, can help patients get the full benefit of…

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