In the last 25 years, awareness of mental health issues has risen dramatically.
Now, more Americans are suffering from mental health illnesses than ever before. And with this increase in awareness and diagnosis, you’d expect there to be a rise in resources available to treat these issues, but you’d be wrong.
Research from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showcases the rise of physiological disorders has affected many elements of life for the US adult population, with suggestions that the high cost and poor access to treatment for tackling mental health could be a few reasons why mental health issues continue to grow.
The importance of technologies and resources to help those suffering from mental health disorders is more prevalent than ever.
The need for sophisticated treatment methods and processes that could save the lives of millions is paramount to help curb the cost of lives each year in the US and around the world.
Summarised well by Dr. Myrna Weissman, a world-renowned expert on psychiatric health “Mental illness needs to be viewed as something as serious as having a stroke or cancer.”
The need to take the next leap in mental health solutions is vital to reducing the mental health issues suffered by millions worldwide and improving the economy, as a result.
So what is being done when it comes to mental health technology? [Read more…] about The Future of Mental Health: How Technology will Evolve Mental Health