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Matching Mental Health Apps with Trust and Transparency

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This blog post was co-written by John Torous MD and Sarah Lagan BS During these uncertain times, individuals worldwide are increasingly turning to smartphones for mental health support.

Video chatting, telehealth visits, and crisis hotline texts are all on the rise. So too is the use of mental health apps, which offer a range of features for self-management and connection, from CBT and mood tracking to peer support.

But with the estimated 10,000 available mental health apps, how do you choose the right one that meets your needs? And with the many risks -- like lack of data security and unsubstantiated claims of effectiveness-- that apps may carry, how do you make sure that the app you choose is safe and effective?

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