New app to help mentally-ill youngsters sees great results

The app, launched by Ballerup Municipality, makes it easier for patients to help themselves

A new app, ‘Min Vej’ (my way), which was launched recently to help mentally-ill youngsters in Ballerup Municipality, has proven to be a remarkable success, reports DR.

The app – which asks questions such as how the patient is feeling on a scale of 1 to 10 and what their goals are – has led to a number of positive effects. Patients can now receive support 24 hours a day, and there has been an increase in attendance rates at therapy from 50 to 85 percent.

“The app makes it easier for citizens to help themselves during the 23 hours a day when we are not in contact with them,” said its project manager, Mette Pedersen.

Launching in other municipalities
The app has proven so effective, in fact, that more and more municipalities want to get in on the action.

The Danish Association for Mental Health, SIND, would love to see the app launched in other parts of Denmark – but not at the cost of traditional methods of therapy.

We do not encourage that those using the app stop medical treatment [or going to therapy]. All three methods must be employed together,” warned Kirsten Hove, the chair of SIND.





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