Mental health apps can be helpful for an array of conditions.
“About 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. – approximately 20% – are affected by mental illness in a given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Overall, 5% of adults in the country experience severe mental illness. Meanwhile, nearly every U.S. adult – 97% – owns a smartphone, according to the Pew Research Center. Many U.S. residents rely on their smartphones to count calories, make appointments, pay bills – and for help with their mental health, via a wide array of apps.”
David Fingerhut, PhD, director of mental health services for Everside Health, contributes his expert opinion in this article.