What Are Your Thoughts On Mental Health Apps?

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I'm a believer in the availability of useful information. But I'm no fan of bogus short term itching of wounds. If you look at every financial crisis, there is this focus on the short term feel good solutions. Today I came across an article titled Why Mental Health Apps Sound Like Millennials and I realized things have gone down even faster than I expected. Mental health is something more serious than a surgery. Modern apps are trying to scale things to millions of users with only thousands of "Therapists" for less than $200 per month.

I can't imagine delivering great personalized service at these rates to this many people even though celebrities are promoting these apps. I've always considered than only education can be delivered through apps when it comes to mental and spiritual growth and it seems that I was right according to anaysis like this one.

Sometimes treating a virus without killing it might make it more hardened and more powerful. In the same way, a little bit of scratching may turn away full recovery causing terrible long term mental health disasters. What are your thoughts on the matter?

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The Poor Quality Service & Dependencies on Apps Will Make Tings Worse For The Long Term (33.33%) 4 / 12
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It's A Stupid Fad/Waste Of Money (25.0%) 3 / 12
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I Think They Are OK Option For People Who Can't Afford Better Treatment (16.67%) 2 / 12
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Decent Distraction From Smaller Troubles - Disaster For Serious Problems (16.67%) 2 / 12
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Mental Heath Apps are Still Good (8.33%) 1 / 12
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