Utila for Depression Treatment

Research has shown that mobile interventions can successfully treat depression, and that these interventions are most effective when paired with the support of a mental health professional (Cuijpers et al., 2017). By investing in an effective mobile strategy, organizations can reach more lives, and treat almost twice as many clients suffering from depression (Ly et al., 2015). Utila promotes behavior change in clients struggling with depression by nudging them to engage in care plan activities between sessions.

Simple Engagement.

Prompt clients to check in via SMS text

Simple Engagement.

Simple text based conversations between sessions keep clients engaged in services, focused on their treatment plan, and better supported.

Practice Reminders.

SMS text reminder to practice body scan

Practice Reminders.

Schedule SMS text messages that nudge clients to practice the skills that they are working on in session. Utila provides gentle encouragement and makes it easy for clients to follow through with care plan recommendations.

A Toolkit.

Equip clients with clinical tools

A Toolkit.

Equip your clients with the tools they'll need to be successful. With the Utila administrator portal, create program or condition specific toolboxes that clients automatically have access to when they are enrolled.

Interactive Content.

Web based diary card

Interactive Content.

Draw from our library of interactive clinical tools, or partner with us to develop your own. Increasingly clients expect and prefer intuitive web and mobile experiences over clunky paper forms.

Outcome Measures.

Web based PHQ-9

Outcome Measures.

Collect outcomes data at predefined intervals in treatment so that providers and clients can both see and quantify progress. Utila makes it easy for both providers and clients by scheduling text messages that link to simple web-based forms.

Progress You Can See.

Depression treatment progress graph

Progress You Can See.

Utila's progress graph layers adherence and outcomes in a way that is easy to see and understand for both providers and clients.

REFERENCES

Cuijpers P, Kleiboer A, Karyotaki E, Riper H. Internet and mobile interventions for depression: Opportunities and challenges. Depress Anxiety. 2017;00:1–7. https://doi.org/10.1002/da.22641

Ly KH, Topooco N, Cederlund H, Wallin A, Bergström J, Molander O, et al. (2015) SmartphoneSupported versus Full Behavioural Activation for Depression: A Randomised Controlled Trial. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0126559. doi:10.1371/journal. Pone.0126559