The UW ALACRITY Center
Our multidisciplinary team leverages human-centered design, education, and implementation science to uncover and overcome obstacles that prevent quality mental health treatments from reaching underserved communities.
How Mental Health Apps Do (or Don’t) Support Some of COVID-19’s Most Vulnerable Populations
The emotional impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on everyone and has greatly intensified the need for accessible mental healthcare. The UW ALACRITY Center was given a grant by the US National Institute for Mental Health to study the acceptability, usability, and effectiveness of mental health apps for suicide prevention among essential workers and people experiencing unemployment during COVID-19, because these two populations have experienced significant hardship during this crisis.
Learn more about this project in the article, “How Mental Health Apps Do (or Don’t) Support Some of COVID-19’s Most Vulnerable Populations” by Emily Friedman our User Research & Design Lead, published in User Experience Magazine.