What is digital mental health?
Mental health services and information delivered or enhanced through the internet and related technologies.
—Mental Health Commission of Canada
The digital mental health certificate
1.6 million Canadians say that their need for mental health services has either been met partially or not at all. To close this gap, mental health clinicians, administrators and policy-makers need effective options that complement traditional, face-to-face mental health supports.
An integral part of this initiative involves using technology to deliver mental health care.
The promise is not without risks. Canada needs to build capacity in digital mental health and artificial intelligence, which includes high-quality training for the range of interdisciplinary health and social service professionals who deliver mental health services.
The digital mental health certificate supports continuing professional development through a multimedia suite of topic-focused video, e-learning and resource collections. We are partnering with clinicians, researchers, patients and families to help health care professionals understand, access and use technology to deliver care to Canadians.
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Adapted from Doraiswamy, PM, London, E, Candeias, V (2019). Empowering 8 billion minds: Enabling better mental health for all via the adoption of technologies. Geneva: World Economic Forum
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