Mobile health for mental health
- Uses text messaging and mobile device applications to deliver health care services
- Supports individuals with mental health concerns
- Interventions include education information, automated reminders, and supportive messages
Strength of evidence
Evidence level: Strong (second-highest tier)
Strong (second-highest tier)
Ranked as having the second-highest level of evidence by County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
Outcomes and impact
- Improved mental health, particularly short-term anxiety and depression-related outcomes
Keys to successful implementation
- Note: This content is under review
- Ensure that any mobile health application ensures data privacy and safety for patients.
- Early stages of implementation should include government, medical, and application developers to streamline data sharing between apps and local health information systems and facilitate greater use by end users.
- Barriers to recruitment are patients’ fear of technology failure, difficulty in adapting to and using the technology, dependence on professional supervision, and lack of personalized care.