You might be wondering what effect or relation does technology have with one’s mental health; well a lot actually if you must know
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 450 million people are currently suffering from mental health disorders, and one in four people have mental health issues; two-third of people with mental health issues, don’t seek professional help.
Where people mostly get it wrong is when you mention mental health, they think Schizophrenia, psychosis, and every other thing that sounds as serious as this. But do you know Depression is a mental disorder?, same as Anxiety, Insomnia, panic attack, Post-tantrum depression? which is more prominent among new mothers. These are normal things that the average human is liable to pass through on a daily basis. But how you handle it is what makes the difference.
Where does technology come into this you might wonder. well, here you go;
In modern times, there are software applications that offer access to Therapists, psychologists or “shrinks”, whatever seems most appropriate for you. Some of these apps allow you to register for sessions with a professional therapist; Better Help is one of such apps. This platform allows you to register and book sessions online, then you pay for it and instantly get connected to a therapist that can help you at any time of the day, through regular sessions, texts, and video calls.
Although relatively very affordable, there is also a segment where it asks your financial status in order to know how to bill you. If your financial status is on an average, it can provide you with a way to pay in installments, and also give you a discount. If you’re one that cannot drag yourself to the shrink physically, you might want to try this out.
So when we stated earlier that technology has an effect on mental health. Getting involved in something like this is a sure plus.
There are various other mental health apps that you can easily get on your Apple play store or Google play store. Some other you might want to try, include, Talkspace, Moodfit, Happify, and also, Depression CBT Self-Help Guide. The Depression CBT Self-Help Guide provides education on depression and the best strategies for managing the symptoms.
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