‘Simple but effective’: Colombia turns to algorithms to bolster mental health services

With resources stretched, a computer questionnaire is helping to screen people at risk from depression and alcohol abuse

At the age of 70, Carmen Suárez* is finally coming to terms with an event that happened five decades ago. It was a trauma that changed the course of her life and left her with depression. “I used to cry uncontrollably,” she says.

“I was told to seek help, but I had neither the time nor the money. I realise now that I was stuck reliving the incident.”

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Category: Mental Health