Symposium Spotlights Digital Tech for Mental Health

Experts in the field of digital mental health gathered yesterday at Dartmouth to discuss opportunities and challenges in developing innovative digital tools that can transform mental health care.

Sponsored by Center for Technology and Behavioral Health and in cooperation with the HealthX Lab and AIM HIGH Lab, the Digital Mental Health & AI Symposium, commenced with opening remarks by President Sian Leah Beilock, who emphasized the importance of bringing together people who work across research areas and technologies to inspire breakthroughs that can power paradigm shifts in mental health care.

Keynote talks offered a deep dive into how new technologies are changing the landscape of mental health care and reflected on the challenges of converting promising research into real-world applications that are beneficial, ethical, and equitable.

Computer science faculty Sarah Preum and Soroush Vosoughi participated in a panel discussion, Navigating New Frontiers: Generative AI and Passive Sensing in Mental Health, which looked at how the latest technologies allow researchers to reimagine their approach to mental health.

Event co-chair and computer science professor Andrew Campbell moderated the Future of Student Mental Health panel discussion, which took stock of the current state of student mental health and deliberated on future support directions on today's digital campuses.

Detailed coverage of the event can be found here.