Hatching Ideas in the News

Links to news articles, interviews, and blog posts describing the work of the Hatching Ideas lab.

Could a Smartphone App Help Men Who Are at Risk of Suicide?

CBC interview with Dr. Simon Hatcher and Alicia Raimundo discussing REFLECT 2017 and the BEACON study. 

"Technology has transformed the way we communicate. But can it change the way we heal ourselves, and the way we seek help?

It's a question Dr. Simon Hatcher is hoping to answer. He's a psychiatrist and researcher at the University of Ottawa, and he was recently awarded $1.7 million to find out if an app can help men at risk of suicide. He joined us to explain how." (From the CBC website)

Interview Date: October 03, 2017

The Future of Mental Health Care? Apps Promise to Treat Anxiety and Prevent Suicide

Post by Wendy Glausner, Joshua Tepper and Michael Nolan of the Healthy Debate website (healthydebate.ca). The article discusses current e-therapies,  the evidence behind mental health smartphone applications, the risk of e-therapies in mental health medicine, and the future direction of e-health therapies. 

Posted: April 14, 2016

Blended Therapy for Men Who Self-Harm

Review of the BEACON pilot study manuscript, "A qualitative study of a blended therapy using problem solving therapy with a customised smartphone app in men who present to hospital with intentional self-harm" by Olivia Kirtley of the Mental Elf evidence-based healthcare blog (https://www.nationalelfservice.net/mental-health/). 

Posted: November 28, 2017