There is a developing crisis of belonging, which is leading to an uptick in mental health challenges, addiction, and other issues across the board. For example, in the United States, it has been estimated that one in four individuals suffer from some sort of mental health challenge each year.
his means either you are suffering or you know someone who is suffering right now. While statistics such as these can make the problem seem insurmountable in reality there are many ways to use technology to support everyone’s mental health. Mental health resources are not limited by geography or social-economic status. Anyone who needs support should have the support they need.
Technology is making it easier and easier to care for our basic needs even if we find ourselves to have extremely low energy or struggle with our executive function capacities.