Mental health therapy via mobile apps could replace office visits, according to new study

August 2, 2018 www.msn.com

We use our phones to manage daily life--navigation, checking the weather, reading the news, entertainment, keeping up with friends, and taking photos and videos. The rise of mobile health thinks therapy shouldn't be any different.

For an increasingly digital world, mental health services are moving from couches in doctors' offices to phone screens. A study conducted by Hope Lab and Well Being Trust earlier this year of more than 1,300 people aging 14-22 years old revealed that social media is a go-to when they feel alone, depressed, or anxious.

Dr. Benjamin Miller, Chief Strategy Officer for Well Being Trust said as young people flock to the internet seeking support and help, health professionals must be ready.

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