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Bringing digital mental health to where it is needed most

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Mental health technologies, such as apps, clinical texting, social media platforms and web-based tools, have arrived. Channelling these resources to help people with serious mental illnesses, clinicians in need of support, and people in low-and middle-income countries will have the most impact on the global burden of mental illness.

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D.B.-Z. has an intervention content licensing agreement and provides consultation to Pear Therapeutics. D.C.A. is a co-founder with equity stake in a technology company,, LLC, focused on tools to support training, supervision and quality assurance of psychotherapy and counselling.

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