AI technologies in addressing the mental health crisis | Forbes

“The key to addressing the mental health and addiction crisis lies in our ability to identify, monitor, triage and provide care to patients when they need it most. Advances in AI technology can help us overcome provider shortages, identify nonverbal signals from patients and amass large amounts of data through the vulnerable one-year gap.”

Image Credit: Forbes

For people involved in mental health treatment, there is a one-year gap of vulnerability after they are released from their treatment. During those twelve months, most people end up relapsing into poor mental health and addiction due to the lack of support from their community. This Forbes article details the possibilities AI mental health technologies can have in providing this support through affordable, 24/7 chat systems after patients are discharged from treatment centers, effectively addressing this “one-year gap” issue.