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July 5, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Not All Mental Health Apps Are Effective

July 5, 2019 09:09 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Many people turn to smartphones for mental health assistance since most apps are free and can be used in the privacy of one's own home. (Whether or not the data is private is debatable). However, although new apps continue to come to market, a recent report found that only two-thirds of the apps recently studied were effective in diagnosing or managing a mental health condition. Does this mean professionals should discourage clients from using them? [More]

May 31, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Hacking Mental Health: A Modern Approach

May 31, 2019 10:10 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Hackathons traditionally are short term projects with a group of people collaborative on software projects. HackMentalHealth has a different focus. Recently hosting the second annual 24-hour Bay Area mental health hackathon with over 500 attendees, their goal is to positively revolutionize mental health care alongside technology. [More]

March 15, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Will Deleting Facebook Make You Happy? Experts Weigh In.

March 15, 2019 10:00 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Facebook plays a role as a source of real - and fake - information and some feel it improves their social connections. But there are downsides. A recent Standard study found that not using it for a month improved well-being for participants. Will deleting Facebook make you happy? I asked professionals for their insight on the benefits of quitting Facebook. [More]

January 4, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Can Telehealth Solutions Replace In-Person Therapy?

January 4, 2019 09:10 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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More health plans offer telehealth as a service, including for mental health concerns, as research shows telehealth is effective. But will the increase in telehealth services improve mental health treatment, with more people seeking it out in the privacy of their homes or a more viable option for those in rural areas? Or will it become less effective with issues such as subtle nuances of body language missed on a video? [More]

December 14, 2018
by Tina Arnoldi

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Artificial Intelligence Bias and Mental Health Implications

December 14, 2018 09:35 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Machines do what we tell them to do so are we not responsible for bias? Headlines such as “Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women” imply the demographics of a team are very relevant to the users of these tools. If machines can discriminate, what are some considerations around bias and AI fairness when it comes to mental health? [More]