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Watch: Navigating the Vast World of Mental Health Apps

Mental illness is a growing crisis in America that has been compounded by the pandemic. In fact, more than 52 million adult Americans reported experiencing a mental illness in 2020 alone, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The silver lining is people are talking about their mental health and there are more options for getting help than ever before. “As conversations around mental health are normalized around the world, many people are exploring new and different management tools and resources to combat their condition,” said Dr. Stephen Schueller, associate professor of Psychological Science and Informatics at the University of California.

Schueller continues, “In fact, one of the more common tools people are turning to are mental health apps. It’s estimated that more than 10,000 mental health apps are currently available in major app stores. But with so many apps to choose from, it can be overwhelming to navigate through the options. To help you better understand your options, Dr. Stephen Schueller and Dr. Sherry Pagoto share insights on the difference between apps and which one may be right for you.

This article is sponsored by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

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