Mental health

How do you quantify social impact?

Written by: Liz Hampton, Corporate Citizenship Manager Stigma is one of the biggest barriers for young people seeking help. At 10 am on a Friday morning, the café at Youthline Auckland is busy. The café serves an important role in creating a personable face to greet people arriving at the busy community centre. Youthline aspires […]

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My thoughts can be like pieces of a mismatched jigsaw puzzle

Reproduced with the permission of the author, Joshua Gliddon IBM scientists and the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, published new data in Nature’s partner journal, demonstrating that AI and machine learning algorithms helped to predict instances of schizophrenia with 74% accuracy. This retrospective analysis also showed the technology predicted the severity of specific symptoms […]

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With AI, our words could be a window into our mental health

Written by: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead IBM A/NZ The global cost of mental health conditions is projected to surge to US$6.0 trillion by 2030. In Australia its estimated that 45% of people will experience a mental health issue in their life time. Approx. 1 million adults in any given year have depression – over […]

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Loneliness is much more than a state of mind

Written by: Anne Nicholson, Brand Strategy Lead IBM A/NZ Many people feel lonely from time to time, but sustained periods of loneliness or social isolation can negatively effect your physical, mental and social health. From a mental health perspective loneliness can sometimes lead to depression, feeling anxious, having panic attacks or feeling paranoid. Last year […]

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Mental Health: Myths vs. Facts

Originally published by SANE Australia October 10th, 2017 is World Mental Health Day. We will be sharing throughout the week some of IBM’s research around the world in support of mental health. We also wanted to share our friends at SANE  fact sheet that looks at mental health and the myths vs the facts. Everyone’s […]

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