I glanced down at my smartphone today, and I have accumulated quite a collection of apps. I have apps for shopping, banking, watching TV and checking email. These are all very important and helpful, but then there are the apps that I can’t live without. I couldn’t go more than a few days without my mobile book reader, my GPS and the fantastic app that makes the same sound as a fan blowing in my bedroom at night, so that I can sleep when I’m traveling.
Most, if not all, of these technological advances are welcomed, even embraced by the general public, waiting to jump at the chance to happily take advantage of each and every new opportunity to save time and improve their lives. However, some forms of new technology can not only make life easier, but it can make our minds function BETTER, strengthening mental health all the way across the board.
Technology can be accepted quickly in most industries, but for some reason, some aren’t so eager to jump in with both feet. However, new software can bring about amazing results in connection with mental health, so embracing it is a MUST. Obviously, there are plenty of reasons why this should happen and why it is SO important.
In the past, when you left your therapist’s office, you were finished for the week. Sure, you may have been given some “homework” to do, consisting of working on some emotional tasks and even filling out a survey on your progression. However, a lot of people don’t give their therapy sessions a second thought, until they are walking back into the office the following week, frantically thinking of the right answers for the impending questions that would undoubtedly be asked.
Obviously, this might be a bit counterproductive when on the road back to good mental health. Yet, this is a problem that many people face when it comes to their therapy. When leaving what is even an extremely productive therapy session, the patient can easily and quickly experience something of a “disconnect.”
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About the Author
Angela Ash is a professional article writer and editor, specializing in online content and authoritative blog topics. Her additional therapy-related content may be found at https://mentegram.com/blog. Angela is also the Content Manager for Mentegram, a mental healthcare technology company that is bridging the gap between patients and their therapists. They have helped over 200 therapists provide better care to more than 1,500 of their patients.