Americans suffering from behavioral health conditions, especially mild behavioral or chronic medical conditions, may not seek or receive care due to stigma, provider shortages, or other accessibility issues. Digital health applications (apps) may provide an avenue to address this gap. The purpose of this review is to identify or develop a tool to assist consumers, family members and peer supports, providers and health systems to analyze and select appropriate and effective behavioral health mobile applications for people with a diagnosed mental health condition as well as mental health wellness more broadly.
The Evidence-based Practice Center Program is starting an evidence report on Evaluation of Mental Health Applications. Please join the email list to stay up to date on the status of this report.