Mental health apps (MHAs) and online interventions have considerable potential for addressing the unmet mental health needs of college students at-risk for suicide. We examined attitudes about MHAs and reported use of online treatment (online interventions and MHAs) among at-risk college students using a diverse sample of 827 students. About 65% of students were inclined to use MHAs, with over a third preferring MHAs to in-person treatment. Despite positive attitudes, actual use of online treatment was low. The full potential of online treatment on college campuses has not been fully realized due to low student awareness and uptake.
|Journal||Journal of Technology in Human Services|
|State||Accepted/In press - 2022|
- online intervention
- Suicidal ideation
- young adults