Research from the World Economic Forum (WEF) highlights the metaverse’s potential as a solution to the worldwide mental health crisis. The metaverse, as a virtual community, provides novel opportunities for social interaction that may help alleviate rather than exacerbate mental health problems. Experts are cautiously hopeful about the role of technology-driven mental health infrastructure in the metaverse, despite the spike in demand for mental health services. In this article, we’ll look at the ways in which these developments may improve mental health care.
There was already a global mental health problem before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The current situation, however, has taken the issue to new heights. There is an immediate need for creative solutions because the rising demand for mental health services has outstripped available resources. To counteract this, the United States is thinking about opening up federal payment for tele-mental health treatments.