Digital Innovations for Mental Health Support
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Digital Innovations for Mental Health Support

Julie Prescott (University of Bolton, UK)
Release Date: November, 2021|Copyright: © 2022 |Pages: 409
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7991-6
ISBN13: 9781799879916|ISBN10: 1799879917|EISBN13: 9781799879930|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799879923
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Description & Coverage
Description:

Given the migration to more technologically driven services and resources in today’s world, as well as the range of digital innovations and research that have taken shape throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to consider the role that such advancements have played in supporting mental health initiatives. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health service providers utilized technology and online environments more than ever before to care for people’s mental health and emotional needs, which has forced us to raise questions like how COVID-19 has impacted mental health support and services and how technology has helped people with their mental health through this ongoing crisis, along with outlooks for the future.

Digital Innovations for Mental Health Support explores a range of current developments and topics surrounding the application of technology in mental health services including the need to examine the availability and forms of technologies to support mental health, how technology is received by people and the providers of services utilizing technology, how online platforms are increasingly being used for support and how efficacious these are, as well as how they are monitored and the issues that arise from their use. This publication provides an outlet with chapters focusing on empirical studies across a variety disciplines that utilize technologies and online platforms to support mental health and emotional well-being, including psychology, counseling, medicine, education, and psychiatry. Covering topics such as counseling online and computer games to support mental health, it is ideal for researchers, academics, healthcare professionals, and students.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Computer Games to Support Mental Health
  • Counseling Online
  • Digital Interventions
  • Digital Mental Support
  • Gaming for Anxiety
  • Innovation in Digital Mental Health
  • Mental Health
  • Mobile Technology
  • Online Therapy
  • Skillful Surfing Online
  • Social Media
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Editor Biographies
Julie Prescott (CPsychol, PhD, MA, BSc) is a lecturer in Psychology at the University of Bolton. Julie gained her PhD from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at The University of Liverpool, UK, in 2011. Julie has a research career spanning over ten years in academic and public sector environments. Julie’s background is in psychology and women’s studies; she has a particular interest in women’s careers, especially in terms of barriers and drivers, occupational segregation, and the experiences of women working in male dominated occupations/industries, in particular the computer games industry. Julie has published one book entitled Gendered Occupational Differences in Science, Engineering, and Technology Careers (co-authored with Jan Bogg).
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