A new survey spanning the US, Canada and Europe conducted by MetaBrain Labs suggests that 53% of people who turn to therapy to address emotional or mental struggles are women, while 63% of men turn to coaches or mentors.
The survey further suggested the following points:
- Slightly more men (50.42%) prefer using apps/ tech/ online programs than women (49.58%)
- 42.03% of men and 37.40% women aged 55 and older do not use any type of tool or therapy
- 31.17% of 18 to 24 years use or have used a coach or mentor to address emotional or mental struggles
This not only underscores the need for gender-sensitive mental health solutions but also presents an opportunity to delve into how society can better connect women with these and other services.
Commenting on this, MetaBrain Labs founder and CEO, Alexandrea Day, said: “While traditional therapy remains a valuable aspect of mental healthcare, the rise of innovations in NeuroTech demonstrates the vast potential of alternative avenues for people. Women deserve a diverse range of accessible, effective and innovative options tailored to their unique needs. In the intersection of neuroscience and technology, we’re not just creating tools; we’re expanding horizons for women’s mental health, ensuring that every individual finds a path to healing.”
There are many reasons why people may not seek traditional therapy – from time constraints to not feeling comfortable with the idea of therapy. However, with recent advancements and innovation in this industry, more people can live better lives by harnessing technology.
MetaBrain Self spokesperson, Kim Askey Strasser, added: “Many women may be hesitant or feel like they don’t need to go to therapy on a regular basis, but feel like they could benefit from other types of mental help. Nowadays there are a lot of ways people can get mental help, even from the comforts of their own home. Innovations have been desperately needed in this area to help more people access the care they need and that fits into their lifestyle and goals.
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“We believe our tech provides a much needed form of mental healthcare because of its ability to be done on a person’s own schedule and in a way that is tailored to their lives and needs, allowing the 47% of women who haven’t utilized therapy and the 53% who have an alternative that can help transform their lives.”