Do you have a great idea for a mental health or therapy App? Do you want to create a great looking, user friendly App that consistently works across all major platforms and truly transform the lives of users? Me too. It seems like Apps are the new “books” in mental health these days. Just about everyone has a great idea about publishing one. But, like books, only a few become successful. So, here are some ideas to help you get started in creating a great mental health App and avoid some known problems along the way.
1. You CAN Build A Great Mental Health App. There’s a growing market need for mental health Apps as the world is becoming more technologically mobile and more consumers worldwide are seeking mental health care online. The Department of Defense and the Veterans Association have created some great mental health Apps and so can you. If you truly believe that your App idea will create positive change, don’t be deterred by the work involved. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it. Many software tools are on the market and many experts are at your disposal. Reach out to others who have the skills and experience you need to create a great work. There is method behind the “magic,” so learn from those who have gone before you to make a great therapy App.
This article first appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of TILT Magazine ~ Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology.
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Jay Ostrowski is a Telemental health and marketing innovator with www.BehavioralHealthInnovation.com. BHI created www.telementalhealthcomparisons.com to help professionals choose technology. He lives in Charlotte, NC, USA.
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