SXSW 2017

It's Here: The Tech Future of Mental Health


3 years ago, Rose Bretecher took a leap of faith and published an article unveiling her battle with mental illness to the world. Its impact was huge. Thanks to social media and modern technology, fellow sufferer, Aaron Harvey, found Rose’s article a world away and when he needed it most. They connected, and over the course of the next 2 years, aided one another in personal advocacy projects.

Now, they are working to expand this movement, urging international creators to come together and take the same risks they did in order to make a difference. Rose and Aaron will talk about their current achievements in the mental health space, and where technology is taking the movement next.

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  1. What are the biggest barriers modern sufferers of mental disorders face?
  2. How has modern technology advanced the cultural conversation surrounding mental illness, as well as how people seek treatment?
  3. What lies ahead for the future of mental health technology?



Lauren O'Shaughnessy, Mktg Coord, Ready Set Rocket

Meta Information:

  • Tags: mental health, tech
  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Dual
  • Track: Health
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate

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