Can artificial intelligence help prevent mental illness? -

Can artificial intelligence help prevent mental illness?

Can artificial intelligence help prevent mental illness? David Plans, BioBeats.  Technology entrepreneur David Plans knows first hand the risks of ignoring mental health. While going through security at Brussels Airport in 2003, he suddenly passed out, was rushed to hospital in an ambulance and flatlined in transit. “I was shocked back into life and given[…]

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WeChat apps are tackling China’s hidden mental health crisis

WeChat apps are tackling China’s hidden mental health crisis. Nearly 90 per cent of Chinese people with a serious mental health disorder does not seek treatment. Now WeChat apps are helping address this deep cultural taboo. Credit Ilya Milstein As she came to the end of a master’s in social work at New York’s Columbia[…]

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FA to raise mental health awareness in soccer

FA to raise mental health awareness in soccer. Picture courtesy – mdleast1The Football Association (FA) and mental health charity Heads Together have teamed up in an initiative to raise awareness of mental health issues. The ‘Heads Up’ campaign, spearheaded by the Duke of Cambridge aims to  show the UK that mental health is just as[…]

Fixing Our Broken Mental Health System - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Fixing our broken Mental Health System

Fixing our broken Mental Health System. It’s a great idea, but it’s not a way to stop mass shootings. After three mass shootings in the past week left 29 people dead, politicians resurrected a familiar narrative: The perpetrators were mentally ill, and the solution to the problem is to shore up our nation’s mental health[…]

Technology will revolutionise mental health care - but only if we put people at the centre -

Technology will revolutionise mental health care – but only if we put people at the centre.

Technology will revolutionise mental health care – but only if we put people at the centre. Claudia Martinez is Research Manager at independent public services think tank, Reform. She recently authored a paper on the potential of data-driven technology for mental healthcare. Recent years have seen increased interest in the use of artificial intelligence and other[…]

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Technology is transforming mental health treatment

Technology is transforming mental health treatment. Woffington House is introducing its residents to tech – and helping them connect with younger people. Photograph: Francesca Jones/Guardian Digital technologies should have much to contribute to tackling mental health conditions. Treatment can take place remotely and some patients may prefer to discuss problems through a screen rather than[…]

Smartphone app tackles mental health and issues of data consent 1

Smartphone app tackles mental health and issues of data consent

Smartphone app tackles mental health and issues of data consent. Associate Professor Niranjan Bidargaddi. Credit: Flinders University The MINDtick app was developed in South Australia by Flinders University and mental health technology developer goAct to assist with the early and accurate diagnosis and management of mental illness by allowing access to a person’s smartphone data. The app[…]