As part of the 1 in 4 Americans with a mental health disorder, I never actually lied about taking a sick day “because I’m not feeling well,” but I never told the truth either.
I didn’t want to tell my bosses that the reason I was skipping out on a work day was because I was hit with a depressive state, or because I had pulled out all my eyebrows staying up working late the night before and ran out of eye pencil, or because the “doctor appointment” I had was really to see my psychologist.
Finally, the applications don’t have to be simply about physical activity tracking or syncing apps: Check out HabitAware, whose Keen smart bracelet uses a sophisticated motion sensor to help people reduce unflattering behaviors like hair pulling and nail biting.
The HabitAware Keen is a wrist-worn wearable that’s very similar in style to a fitness tracker. The Keen uses gesture-detection technology to recognize when the wearer is engaging in behaviors associated with poor mental health. For most people, biting their nails is just a bad habit, but for many with mental health issues, it’s a …
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