1. California Tests a Digital ‘Fire Alarm’ for Mental Distress

    California Tests a Digital ‘Fire Alarm’ for Mental Distress

    The state is teaming up with Silicon Valley to make mental health services more available. Promises abound, and so do potential problems.

    For the past year, California state and county mental health officials, along with patient representatives, have met regularly with Mindstrong and another company, 7 Cups, to test smartphoneapps for people receiving care through the state’s public mental health system. Officials from 13 counties and two cities are involved, and the apps are already available to the public.

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