Could apps solve America’s mental health crisis?
12 Jul 2019
Could apps solve America’s mental health crisis?

With more than 44 million adults having a mental health condition and rates of depression and suicide on the rise among younger generations, America’s mental health crisis shows no sign of easing in the near future. How might mobile apps enable people to better manage their wellbeing?

Acacia Parks

Acacia Parks’ research focuses on self-help methods for increasing happiness via books and digital technology, with an emphasis on objective/observable outcomes such as physical health indicators. She received her BA in psychology from Reed College, and her PhD in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, where her graduate studies helped build the foundation for research on bringing happiness interventions to the general public.

John Torous

John Torous is the director of the digital psychiatry division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School-affiliated teaching hospital.

Nadia James

Nadia James is a serial entrepreneur who’s passionate about using social media for good. She is the founder of Kinde, a free mental health app connecting people to judgement-free wellbeing communities, emotional support, and tools for recovery.

Neil Leibowitz

Neil Leibowitz is the chief medical officer at Talkspace.

Kim Palmer

Kim Palmer is the CEO and founder of Clementine.

Francesca Baker

Francesca Baker is a journalist, content writer, and communications specialist. You can read more about her on her blog or follow her on Instagram @andsoshethinks.