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Will Tech Save Us from the Mental Health Crisis?

Mar 15, 2020 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm
#ukatsxsw2020

Speakers

Amy King

People Matter

Adam McNichol

Well Good

Dan Willis

Well Good

Bad news: there is a global mental health crisis with the rate of suicide increasing, especially in young people and even more so in men.
So can tech actually help reduce the numbers of people experiencing mental illness and killing themselves? Or is tech part of the problem?

Are the digital mindfulness and mental health apps able to affordably fill the gaps that public health services should - but cannot.

In this talk we’re going to look at the entire online landscape debating how and if tech can help improve our collective mental health and what the dangers are of the digital industry mishandling that most precious things: the human mind.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session