Talkit: Localized, Anonymous Depression Caretaker
- 10.2991/aer.k.201221.095How to use a DOI?
- Mental Health, Depression, mHealth, Therapy
In recent years, the increase in mental disorders among university students has raised concerns about the effects that these disorders have on an individual’s life and the community as a whole. Depression, being the most prevalent mental illness, is being tackled via various methodologies. However, in a developing country like Pakistan, the stigmatization of mental health, low mental health literacy, distrust of professional therapists and lack of data privacy laws have resulted in barriers, disallowing individuals from catering for their mental well-being. In this work, we introduce an anonymous, focused and moderated online safe space along with self-therapy techniques to university students of Pakistan as a mobile application to encourage them to open up about mental health. With Patient Health Questionnaire used as the mental health indicator, the System Usability Scale and acceptability survey proved our application to be an acceptable option for the Pakistani context.
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TY - CONF AU - Saad Khan AU - Umer Zia AU - Naima Ali AU - Taimoor Ali AU - Soban Ali AU - Suleman Shahid PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/22 TI - Talkit: Localized, Anonymous Depression Caretaker BT - Proceedings of the International Seminar of Science and Applied Technology (ISSAT 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 583 EP - 590 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.201221.095 DO - 10.2991/aer.k.201221.095 ID - Khan2020 ER -