“Can Mental Health Apps Bring Therapy to a Wider Population?”


From the Pacific Standard: “Mental health apps offer therapeutic solutions at far more flexible price points, schedules, and platforms than traditional therapy. But with them comes the chance of inconsistent use and unlicensed clinicians. Do they help more than they harm?”

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  1. I in 5 people are said to “have a mental illness” label. 1 in 6 people are reported, by one study, at least, to be on psychiatric drugs. Do we really need to “bring therapy to a wider population”!? I don’t think so. You can’t sell “Mental Health apps”, like therapy, like drugs, etc., without first having sold “mental illness”. “Mental health”, it seems, is not so lucrative as is “mental health” treatment of one variety or another.

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