NAMI’s Ask the Expert Webinar on Thursday: What to Know Before Using a Mental Health App

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.

Although an app can be useful in care, it’s important to be cautious about which app you use. During this webinar, John Torous, M.D., Director of the Digital Psychiatry Division in the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 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.

The webinar will be held on Thursday, May 21, from 4:00-5:30 pm