With nearly 90 per cent of young Australians using smartphones and a similar percentage downloading from the 2 billion plus apps on the market, mental health apps have been tipped as the future of treating mental health for many.
Apps, of which more than 100,000 health-specific are available, have also been seen as an accessible means of service to those in rural or remote communities, where rates of self-harm and suicide are high.
But, new research by the University of Sydney has cautioned Australians over using them.
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