Related to parenting: “Doing the YMI was very enlightening. The realization that everything in my past history is relevant to who I am today. Raising awareness to mental health – I think- will be valuable to me as I raise my own children. All parents regardless of mental health issues should do this test.” – Mavis D., Scottsdale Arizona
About the use of machine-learning: Machine learning has the potential to revolutionize mental health assessments by providing more accurate and personalized diagnoses, predicting treatment outcomes, and identifying new treatment targets. By analyzing large datasets, machine-learning algorithms can uncover patterns and relationships that may not be apparent to human clinicians, leading to more precise and efficient assessments…” – Dr. John Torous, MD, MBI, Director of the Digital Psychiatry Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
About using a holistic approach: “A holistic approach to mental health assessments is essential because it recognizes that mental health is not just the absence of symptoms, but a complex interplay between biological, psychological, social, and spiritual factors. A thorough assessment that considers all of these factors can help identify underlying issues that may be contributing to mental health concerns, and guide the development of a personalized treatment plan that addresses the whole person, not just the symptoms. By taking a holistic approach, we can promote long-term mental wellness and help individuals achieve their full potential.” – Dr. Hedy S. Wald, PhD, MPH, MSW, Director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
About the use of objective data: “Objective assessments are critical in mental health care because they provide a standardized way to measure symptoms, track progress, and make informed decisions about treatment. They can also help reduce bias and increase accuracy, leading to better outcomes for patients.” – Dr. Samantha Saltz, licensed clinical psychologist and assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco.
“Objective mental health assessments are crucial for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment planning. Without objective measures, clinicians risk relying too heavily on subjective observations and personal biases, which can lead to misdiagnosis or inappropriate treatment. Objective assessments provide a standardized and reliable way to evaluate symptoms, monitor progress, and make informed clinical decisions.” – Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, Director of the UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders and Associate Chair for Faculty Development in the UNC Department of Psychiatry
“Why wouldn’t everybody want to improve their mental health without pills or expensive therapy?” – internet chat
You can’t get where you’re going without knowing where you’re starting from – “Positive change requires an informed, comparative starting point and that’s what YMI provides” – Dr. Carol Malec,Ph.d, Registered Psychologist
“Trying a new mental health assessment is not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength” – Jessica C.