Individuals suffering from mental health problems can strengthen their psychological well-being through mobile apps, a new study says.
The study, published in the journal JMIR Mental Health, stated that people who struggle with mental and emotional health problems feel like they lack control.
People should take confidence among themselves that the mental healthcare apps can be effective at the same time. These apps are engaging and if more people use them often, it can help them to change their emotional behaviour, the researchers said.
“Our findings show that mental and emotional health focused apps have the ability to positively change behaviour,” said Ben Crookston, Associate Professor at Brigham Young University in Utah, the US.
The results showed that approximately 90 per cent of the people who used mental healthcare apps reported increased motivation, confidence, intention and attitudes about being mentally and emotionally healthy.