In this increasingly ‘digital first’ world where therapy, prescriptions, psychiatry appointments, and even transportation must be accessed via computer or smartphones it is important to realize the most vulnerable patients, like those with serious mental illnesses, may not have the digital competencies, skills, or connections to access help. Ensuring the evolving healthcare system offers equality in access is critical especially in these dynamic times as more care shifts online every day. Learn more about our efforts to teach patients with serious mental illness the skills they need to navigate digital health around COVID-19.
Digital Opportunities for Outcomes in Recovery Services (DOORS): A Pragmatic Hands-On Group Approach Toward Increasing Digital Health and Smartphone Competencies, Autonomy, Relatedness, and Alliance for Those With Serious Mental Illness.
This paper details the need and theoretical foundation for and the experience of running the resulting Digital Skills Group in the setting of 2 programs: a first-episode psychosis program and a clubhouse for individuals with serious mental illness.
"I was really interested in how you merged health issues with smartphones. I found
out that smartphones can really enhance one's health and mental health.”