As of August 27, 2018, five California counties (Los Angeles, Kern, Modoc, Mono, and Orange) had been approved to launch the Innovation Technology Suite (INN Tech Suite) project as part of their county Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) plan. The goal is to use mobile devices and applications to increase access to mental health care and to support and to promote early detection of mental health symptoms, or even predict the onset of mental illness. The applications include a combination of online therapy via avatars, virtual chat groups, and mobile apps that detect a user’s mental health status based . . .
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