5 Mental Health Trends to Watch in 2023 and beyond

5 Mental Health Trends to Watch in 2023 and beyond

Mental health refers to a person's emotional, psychological, and emotional well-being. It also affects a person's ability to cope with stress, maintain healthy relationships, and make healthy decisions in life.

It plays a fundamental part in the overall well-being of a person. Hence, maintaining good mental health is vital. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over one in five youth, either currently or at some point, have had a seriously debilitating mental illness.

In this era of technology, mental health trends are evolving every year, and understanding these changes will help us better handle these problems. With this in mind, here are five mental health trends to watch in 2023 and telemedicine solutions for mental health problems.

Increased Focus on Workplace Mental Health

In the past few years, there has been a growing focus on mental health in workplaces and this trend is expected to get even more impetus in 2023. 

Employers nowadays start realising the impact of work stress on the mental health of their employees and overall productivity. Different companies are implementing mental health initiatives in their systems to solve these problems. 

Nowadays, companies celebrate mental health days, providing flexible working hours and easy access to mental health professionals. They are also investing in identifying and addressing mental health issues in their employees. 

In this way, their employees can address and work towards resolving their mental health problems, which helps them to increase productivity.

Teletherapy and Digital Mental Health Solutions

The convenience and accessibility of virtual mental health services have become even more apparent in recent years, especially with the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teletherapy allows patients to connect with their healthcare providers from the comfort of their own homes. It finishes the geographical barriers. With the help of this technology, a patient can also connect with their favourite healthcare provider, even those located abroad. 

Patients are also using medical apps on their mobile phones, which help them, as well as their healthcare providers, to stay up to date with the condition of their patients. A patient can also set an alarm on these apps to take his medicine on time. 

Mental Health Equity and Inclusivity

Mental health equity and inclusivity are also a big ongoing concern for all of us. Disparities in mental health are also an enormous challenge, especially in marginalised communities. The authorities have undertaken various initiatives to address these disparities. Moreover, regardless of colour, creed, or race, healthcare services must be available. These services must be provided to all members of the society equally. 

Personalised Mental Health Care

One size does not fit all when it comes to mental healthcare, and this understanding has moulded healthcare providers to raise the trend of personalised healthcare plans for their patients. Now, healthcare providers use data and predictive analytics to create personalised healthcare plans according to patients' needs. 

In personalised health care, doctors make strategies for patients depending upon their unique circumstances, previous data, genetics, and treatment results that best suit them. This approach is convenient for the patients as they can take an active role in their treatment as well as for the doctors.

Destigmatisation of Mental Health 

While progress has been made in reducing mental health stigma, this trend remains a critical focus in 2023. In the past, people were shy about discussing their mental health issues. Still, the environment has changed due to many campaigns and influences. 

More than ever, people are talking about their mental health problems without fear of judgment from others. Education about mental health problems has also been integrated into educational institutes and workplaces, which reduces the shame of discussing mental health problems. 

In 2023, mental health is taking centre stage in our collective consciousness. In recent years, companies have been proactive in reducing mental health problems in workplaces, which also helps employees to be more productive in their work. Teletherapy has revolutionised the way healthcare services are provided to patients. Telehealth makes healthcare services more convenient and accessible.

As individuals, staying informed about these trends and actively participating in conversations about mental health can help create a more compassionate and inclusive society where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.


Ann Krutsko, Healthcare IT Researcher

With an eye for innovation, Ann applies her strategic thinking and deep understanding of the healthcare industry to create a solid strategy for ScienceSoft’s growth in the medical IT domain. Ann focuses her research on the needs of healthcare providers, medical device manufacturers, software startups, pharmaceutical companies, and other major market players to help tackle their challenges with technology.



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