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Preliminary Evaluation of the Engagement and Effectiveness of a Mental Health Chatbot
Mental health difficulties are highly prevalent yet access to support is impeded by barriers of stigma, cost and availability. These issues are even more prevalent in low- and middle-income countries, and use of digital technology is one way to overcome these barriers. Digital health interventions have been shown to be effective but often struggle with low engagement rates, particularly in the absence of any human support. Chatbots could offer a scalable solution, simulating human support at adoi:10.31219/osf.io/6vne3 fatcat:u6xxggsigjgwlg3pgso5oxp4ry