Episode 11: Navigating Digital Mental Health: Digital Apps, Digital Therapeutics and Resources

Feb 8, 2024 | Podcast


Welcome to this episode of the Women’s Digital Health podcast! Today, I want to discuss the connection between mental health and overall well-being and the urgent need for more mental health tools and resources. According to a survey by the American Psychological Association, 90% of respondents believe that the United States is in a mental health crisis.

Therefore, understanding the connection between mental health and overall health and exploring digital mental health apps as valuable resources for everyone, regardless of their current emotional state, is essential. In this episode, we dive into the world of digital mental health apps.

Topics include:

How digital mental health apps can promote overall mental well-being, regardless of your current mental health status
Things to consider when choosing a mental health app
How to evaluate the effectiveness and reliability of an app
Resources that can help you to choose the right mental health app for you
Evidence, Privacy, and Regulatory considerations to take into account when selecting a mental health app
Digital mental health apps can promote overall mental well-being, regardless of your current mental health status.

In future episodes, we will explore other tools in the digital mental health space, including telehealth, artificial intelligence, and more.

Resources Included in this episode:

National Suicide Prevention Line (USA) by dialing 988 on your phone or 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255).
Trevor Project (for suicide prevention and overall mental well-being of young LGBTQ lives) at or call 866-488-7386.
For anyone outside the USA, see https://befrienders.org/
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
Digital Therapeutics Alliance

I aim to provide tools and resources to help individuals face life challenges and enhance their mental well-being. Whether you’re feeling great or you’re struggling with mental health issues, it’s essential to be proactive in seeking out and utilizing mental health apps.

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The information in this podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.

The personal views expressed by guests on Women’s Digital Health are their own. Their inclusion here does not constitute an endorsement from Dr. Brandi, Women’s Digital Health, or associated organizations.

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  • Brandi Sinkfield

    Dr. Brandi, is a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist, who was inspired by her mother, a registered nurse who graduated with a degree in information technology. Through tough love and support from her father, extended family, and friends she attended Case Western Medical School and received her M.D. She completed residency training at Cleveland Clinic and dual fellowship training at Stanford Anesthesiology in Perioperative Management and Digital Health. Growing up she experienced the lack of transparency, shame and secrecy surrounding women’s health and body confidence driving her to imagine a pathway for her own daughter and other women to access information that empowers them and inspires confidence.