Despite potential, mental health app usage remains low, study shows

Mobi Health News

A recent study published by JMIR Mental Health showed only about 10 percent of mental health patients surveyed used apps.

A Breakthrough, Sobering Report on Teens and Young Adults, Digital Health and Social Media Use: Implications for Mental Health

Health Populi

There are also hundreds of stories written in both mass media outlets and professional journals on the topic of TYAs and mental health: especially relative to depression and suicidality. Rideout is the go-to expert on media and health, with a special interest in children and media.

Study: Majority of mental health patients would consider giving clinicians access to phone behaviors, locations

Mobi Health News

A small study published in JMIR Mental Health found that 84 percent of surveyed patients living with mental illness were willing to use apps that would collect and share biomarkers

In-Depth: Technology's role in tackling global mental health crisis

Mobi Health News

At this week's World Innovation Summit for Health in Doha, Qatar experts from around the world sat down to talk about the opportunities and challenges of employing digital health in the mental health field

Digital mental health platform Healios raises $2.9M

Mobi Health News

UK-based digital mental health company Healios has just closed a $2.9 The platform connects patients to mental health professionals for assessments, treatments, and wellbeing check-ins. million (£2.2 million) funding round led by Albion Capital and Spice Capital.

Social Media and Mental Health – Teenage Wasteland or Land of Opportunity?

Digital Health

Oxford University VR spinout lands $4.1M for mental health product

Mobi Health News

Oxford VR, a virtual reality platform to treat mental health issues, has landed $4.1M to commercialize its technology.

Cigna rolls Happify Health, iPrevail into mental health offerings

Mobi Health News

The digital platforms are expected to help customers manage anxiety and depression.

Basis launches consumer mental health counseling app with $3.75M investment

Mobi Health News

The app offers 45-minute counseling sessions with trained (but unliscensed) mental health specialists for $35 per session.

Ransomware Mental Health

TeleMental Health blog

Ransomware Attack Strikes Mental Health Provider Another ransomware attack has been making headlines this week–this time, the attack targeted a mental health care provider. The post Ransomware Mental Health appeared first on TBH Institute Blog.

Cigna rolls Happily Health, iPrevail into mental health offerings

Mobi Health News

The digital platforms are expected to help customers manage anxiety and depression.

New NHS mental health data hub, Babylon Healthcheck and more UK digital health news briefs

Mobi Health News

NHS Digital introduces new mental health data hub, Babylon creates new Healthcheck feature, institute launches £3m competition paving the way for a UK-wide infrastructure for health data research and EY releases preliminary findings from survey on digital health attitudes

Analysis: Mental health apps overdiagnose, steer toward self-help

Mobi Health News

While the use of mental health apps has been on the rise, researchers of a recent analysis published by the Annals of Family Medicine, which is broadly critical of these platforms, worry that these apps could lead to unnecessary diagnoses and misinformation about mental illness.

Mental health AI platform, Woebot lands $8M in funding

Mobi Health News

Woebot Labs, a mental health artificial intelligence platform, just landed $8 million in Series A funding with New Enterprise Associates leading and Andrew Ng’s AI Fund participating.

Mental Health Informatics

Christina's Considerations

The current issue of the Annals of Family Medicine includes two articles that deal with mental health and information technology. There are many assumptions about mental health in the age of digital health, so perhaps the findings of this research. Health Information Technology and Telehealth Healthy Children and Families Personal Health Records Social Media & mHealth The Patient Experience

Mental Health Informatics

Christina's Considerations

The current issue of the Annals of Family Medicine includes two articles that deal with mental health and information technology. There are many assumptions about mental health in the age of digital health, so perhaps the findings of this research. Health Information Technology and Telehealth Healthy Children and Families Personal Health Records Social Media & mHealth The Patient Experience

Mental health apps helpful but poor design, privacy concerns contribute to low engagement

Mobi Health News

A clinical review, published in Evidence Based Mental Health Month, suggests numerous issues, including poor app design and privacy concerns, have contributed to a low engagement rate for mental health apps.

Strengthen America’s Mental Health Workforce Together

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

With more than 44 million Americans having a diagnosable mental health condition—56 percent of which do not receive treatment—taskforces unite from various sectors in strengthening the nation’s mental health workforce. About the Center for Total Health .

No-Cost Talk Therapy & Telehealth Technology Are Put to Use in England, to Provide Greater Access to Mental Health Services

Clocktree

No-cost phone talk therapy is funded by the National Health Service and is a hotline available for unlimited phone therapy sessions. Negative stigma in the UK has kept many people from receiving the proper mental healthcare.

Physicians Don’t Talk Enough with Patients About Non-Medical Needs

Health Populi

The Doctor-Patient Conversation , a survey conducted for the Samueli Foundation by the Harris Poll, examined how patients feel about their health, healthcare, and relationships with physicians. The achievement of any State in the promotion and protection of health is of value to all.”

The Center for a Mental Health & Wellness Tour

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

Now that July, National Minority Mental Health Month, is in full swing, the Center for Total Health encourages you to join us in a new and thought-provoking tour focused on integrating mental health and wellness into everyday life. Through the power of storytelling, you will learn from a wide range of personas whose health is impacted by varying degrees of mental health issues or concerns. About the Center for Total Health.

More than 4,000 Kaiser Permanente employees begin strike over mental health care access

FierceHealthIT

Hundreds of mental health clinicians that are part of the National Union of Healthcare Workers began a several-day strike, as well as lunchtime rallies, at Kaiser Permanente facilities on Monday. At issue: mental health care access

NeuroFlow raises $1.2M for enterprise mental health platform

Mobi Health News

NeuroFlow said that it is targeting major health systems with its product, and anticipates a total subscription of $1.5 million by the end of its fundraising

How Telemedicine Psychiatry Addresses Mental Health Access Issues

American Well Blog

Telemedicine psychiatry, also called telepsychiatry, is helping patients across the country gain access to mental healthcare services. Using telepsychiatry , the health system has been able to: Reduce follow-up no show rates by 50%.

Report: More people are seeking out mental health care—if they can afford it 

FierceHealthIT

The stigmas around mental health are eroding, which is pushing more people to seek care—but cost and access remain significant barriers, according to a new survey.

Mental health app Lantern cuts majority of its staff, plans to end commercial operations

Mobi Health News

The Ultimate Health Outcome, Mortality, Is Rising in America

Health Populi

Department of Health and Human Services. Health Populi’s Hot Points: It’s a stark, sad reality that Americans are losing years of life that could be conserved. The post The Ultimate Health Outcome, Mortality, Is Rising in America appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.

JWT’s Future 100 Tells Us Tomorrow Is All About Health

Health Populi

From culture to travel, food and drink to retail and beauty, health will be baked into consumer goods and experiences in 2019. In the 100 emerging trends across ten categories, the future is clearly health-driven, according to the tea-leaf readers at JWT.a. Health is all over, Culture.

CMS Congressional Report: 85.4% of all Telehealth Users Had Mental Health Diagnosis

TeleMental Health blog

Professionals looking for current metrics related to opportunities in telemental health or telebehavioral health will find a treasure-trove in the recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Congressional report.

CMS Congressional Report: 85.4% of all Telehealth Users Had Mental Health Diagnosis

TeleMental Health blog

Professionals looking for current metrics related to opportunities in telemental health or telebehavioral health will find a treasure-trove in the recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Congressional report.

Financial Stress Is An Epidemic In America, Everyday Health Finds

Health Populi

Stress is a way of American life, based on the findings in The United States of Stress , a survey from Everyday Health. Everyday Health polled 6,700 U.S. adults between 18 and 64 years of age about their perspectives on stress, anxiety, panic, and mental and behavioral health.

The boom in VC funding for Mental Health startups

Lloyd Price

Back in 2009, venture capital investors backed seven companies in the mental health space. Jump to this year, and VCs have already completed 30 deals for companies working to help people improve mental health and mindfulness.

5 Questions About Type 1 Diabetes and Mental Health Answered

Insulin Nation

She has combined her first-hand knowledge of living with Type 1 diabetes with a PhD in clinical psychology to serve the mental health needs of those within the diabetes community. What has been your experience, as a mental health professional, working with people with diabetes?

Loneliness, Public Policy and AI – Lessons From the UK For the US

Health Populi

There’s a shortage of medical providers in the United Kingdom, a nation where healthcare is guaranteed to all Britons via the most beloved institution in the nation : The National Health Service. He studies digital health passionately, personally, viscerally.

Novartis, Healint study uses self tracking app to examine migraine, mental health connection

Mobi Health News

Novartis and Healint employed the Migraine Buddy app to track how migraines interact with anxiety and depression

Thinking About Kate and Anthony – Suicide and Depression Is US

Health Populi

Department of Health and Human Services. The loss of these two bright lights, gone from our lives to suicide within a few days of each other, gives me the sad compulsion to say something, again, about the state of mental health and behavioral health services in America.

3 Ways to Improve the Patient Experience in Mental Health

eVisit

False beliefs or stigmas about mental illness can sometimes make people reluctant to seek help or treatment. Adding to the challenge, there is a reported shortage of mental health professionals across the U.S. that has become more dire with the growing opioid addiction epidemic , especially in rural areas

Mental Health Awareness Month: Telehealth Addresses Escalating Needs

American Well Blog

Mental Health Awareness Month has a nearly 70-year history of informing the public about one of the biggest medical issues affecting the country. While there are countless reasons why people skip making an appointment, part of the blame lies with lack of access to mental care.

TAO Connect launches monthly subscription for digital mental health tools

Mobi Health News

Petersburg, Florida-based TAO Connect is making its digital self-help and therapy tool direct to consumers for the first time, after previously offering it via schools, community health centers, and employee assistance plans

Shinola Welcomes Immigrants on the 4th of July: A Love Letter from Detroit to the World Via NYC

Health Populi

Lady Liberty beckons to welcome the tired, the weary, and the ambitious to America in this Shinola video, made in my hometown Detroit. May this bring you joy and positive vibes on Independence Day 2018.

Pope Francis is a Public Health Advocate

Health Populi

He is, I realized while watching this film and hearing this man of words, a public health advocate. This ruins mental health, spiritual health and physical health. So the health mission was certainly alive with the Pope’s namesake’s modus vivendi.

Patients have ambitious health goals, and look to doctors for help

Health Populi

Consumers have health goals across many dimensions, topped with eating well, getting fit, reducing stress, sleeping better, feeling mentally well, and improving personal finances. Consumers embrace their food habits as a key self-care determinant of health.

Could Telehealth Services Help Stop the Opioid Crisis?

Clocktree

On October 26, 2017, The White Housedeclared the opioid crisis a public health emergency and the administration acknowledged a need to expand treatment throughout rural areas specifically by making telemedicine more accessible. Healthcare Mental Health Telehealth Telemedicine Opioid Crisis