The Future of Mental Health Care

The Future of Mental Health Care

Technological and Application Advances in the Mobile Era

If you are worried that your job may be taken by a robot, you are not alone. And you may not be too far off base in that worry. After all, so many things are becoming automated nowadays that we have actually put some jobs out of business, so to speak. For example, newspapers are almost completely a thing of the past, libraries are closing all over the country, and you can do just about anything online from schooling to seeing a doctor. In fact, research has found that 45% of our current jobs can be automated. However, the truth is that even though automation and technology are booming into our lives and jobs.

Technology is Good

You have to admit, technology has made so many things so much easier that we wonder how we managed to live without it. For instance, those who grew up in the 90s cannot figure out how we older people managed to go anywhere without a cell phone and many of the new generation have no idea how to read a map. But technology has done more than that for us. We can communicate in real time with people all over the world face to face, do our work from home, get from point A to point B without taking our eyes off the road, and we never have to worry about finding a pay phone. What else has technology done to improve our world?

We Are Always On

Well, one thing that we have found is that having all of this new tech means that things get done faster and it always seems like we are “on” 24/7/365. This has actually been beneficial for most, but it can also cause a lot of stress on us because we are so busy all the time. Nobody seems to have the time to relax. Even kids are constantly on their cell phone or tablet, and the only time we seem to have a relaxing family time is during dinner and that is only if we insist no electronics at the table. So, now we are using technology to help us with the anxiety that it has caused. Ironic, isn’t it?

Healthy Technology

From anxiety apps to online therapy, we have now found that technology can also be used to help us relax and work out our problems. In fact, one of the most popular online mental health care apps, BetterHelp.com, has over 2,000 licensed mental health experts who are available 24/7/365. And there are also many other advancements such as wearables that can track your moods, train your brain how to process emotions better, and some that can even help us resolve our phobias. Virtual reality headsets along with therapy has been used for over 20 years to help people face their fears.

We are Still Needed

But you don’t have to worry about technology taking your job. People are needed for everything including taking care of the technology that we fear may take our jobs. In fact, new tech has provided new jobs, made many of them easier, and made our lives flow much more smoothly.

Biography – Marie Miguel

Marie Miguel

Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health- related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to specifically target subjects related to anxiety and depression.

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