Mental health, as a foundation of well-being and quality of life, has gained a considerable importance in public discourse since the outbreak of COVID-19. Many individuals have experienced social isolation and/or economic hardship, often resulting in negative and sometimes harmful feelings and emotions. Simultaneously, there has been a decrease in the number of mental health professionals. A question remains if AI can address this bottleneck by ethically supporting mental health care efforts, and if yes, how? In this research brief, we will introduce current opportunities and future challenges associated with the use of AI in mental health.

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