behavioral health

Pokemon GO: An Annoying Win for Mental Health

As both a psychologist and a gamer, I’m thrilled with the success of the mobile app Pokemon GO, the location-based, augmented reality game where players use their smartphones to locate virtual Pokemon characters in real-world locations. I’m guessing that you’re either playing the game yourself or have run across players. And I mean that literally: the game can be so absorbing that players walk into pedestrians, crash into police cars and have even been robbed. Sounds annoying, right?

What People Say About the T2 Mood Tracker App

Nothing’s more persuasive than a review from someone who’s actually used a product. Here at T2, we welcome comments from those who use our free psychological health apps, even to let us know that a feature doesn’t work right or that a new update made their data vanish (oops—sorry!). We need that type of information so we can fix things and make our products better. But we love hearing about when things work, and when our apps help people’s lives. This week we continue a series of blogs featuring what people like about T2’s apps.

What People Say About the Virtual Hope Box App

Nothing’s more persuasive than a review from someone who’s actually used a product. Here at T2, we welcome comments from those who use our free psychological health apps, even to let us know that a feature doesn’t work right or that a new update made their data vanish (oops). We need that information so we can fix things. But we love hearing about when things work, and when our apps help people’s lives. This week we begin a series of blogs featuring what people like about T2’s apps.

The Need to Evaluate Mobile Health Tools

Private companies, government institutions, academics and even individuals have produced thousands of mobile tools aimed at improving people’s health. With a couple of clicks on their smartphone, people can access apps that help them do everything from lose weight to manage their diabetes to have more constructive conflicts with their romantic partner.

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