Eleanor Burgess, Renwen Zhang, Sindhu Ernala, Jessica Feuston, Munmun De Choudhury, Mary Czerwinski, Adrian Aguilera, Stephen Schueller, Madhu Reddy
Globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 450 million individuals suffer from mental and neurological disorders. In the U.S. alone, in a given year, 44 million adults experience mental illness, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and schizophrenia. Individuals living with mental illness navigate disclosures of their experience and self-management as well as interactions with clinical care as part of their everyday lives. Activities to manage mental health needs may be broad reaching and dispersed, including in-person conversations, therapy, and interactions online and through mobile applications. A growing body of research in HCI suggests that people do not rely…
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