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Jul 12, 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?

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A mental health crisis is mounting in the US as various medical journals have highlighted rises in suicide rates, major depressive episodes, anxiety, and other mood disorders among teens and young adults over the past decade. [1][2]The studies make for grim reading about the nation’s youth and with roughly 44 million adults already having a mental health condition, there are growing concerns about how people can get adequate care and support. [3]

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