Register for NAMI’s Ask the Expert Webinar on Mental Health Apps

May 15, 2020

Register for NAMI's Ask the Expert Webinar: "What to Know Before Using a Mental Health App" on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 4:00-5:30 p.m. ET.

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What Will it Cover?

There are over 10,000 apps targeting mental health conditions available for download and use today. These apps are appealing tools in today’s challenging times — they’re easy to access and low cost. But some apps can be dangerous, and others steal your health data. Many just waste your time and are simply not effective.
Mental health apps offer a range of possibilities for treatment: symptom monitoring, therapy-inspired exercises, psychoeducation and a connection to a clinician or peer. Although an app can be useful in care, it’s important to be cautious about which to use. This webinar will introduce evidence-based approaches to evaluating apps with examples from the American Psychiatric Association’s app evaluation framework and hands-on demonstrations using the APA team’s evolving app database. Learn how to find the app that best matches your needs.
There will be a Q&A period at the end of this webinar, moderated by NAMI’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ken Duckworth.

Who Will Be Presenting? 

John Torous, M.D., Director of the Digital Psychiatry Division in the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.



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