Link – UK teenagers turn to mobile apps to help with mental ill health
Given what I’ve heard about how long it can take to get help through the NHS, I guess we should be glad so many young people are trying to do something.
Soaring numbers of under-18s are turning to apps, online counselling and “mood diaries” to help them manage and recover from conditions that have left them feeling low, isolated and, in some cases, suicidal.
A generation of young people are attracted by being able to receive fast, personal care and advice using their phone rather than having to wait up to 18 months to be treated by an NHS mental health professional.
I haven’t used any of these apps, if you have, I’d love to hear more about what worked, what didn’t work, and your experience with it.