CORE SMI – Serious Mental Illness App

People suffering from serious mental illness (SMI) may have a new, effective and accessible solution for promoting recovery: CORE, a mobile application for reducing maladaptive thinking and promoting mental wellness.

CORE app summary

The CORE application for serious mental illness (SMI) was designed and created by GGTUDE. Research led by Prof. Dror ben Zeev showed the CORE app is usable, acceptable, and effective for people with serious mental illness (SMI). Using the CORE app was associated with reduction in psychiatric symptoms and disability while improving recovery and self-esteem.

CORE is one of the only evidence based apps for SMI.

CORE app concepts

The CORE App for serious mental illness (SMI) includes short, daily, cognitive training exercises to improve mental health. The CORE app

  • Includes easy to use game-like exercises
  • does not require typing in text
  • tackles maladaptive beliefs related to serious mental illness (SMI)
  • addresses topics such as stigma, self-blame, vulnerability, identity and belief in change
  • involves just 3-4 minutes of training per day

CORE clinical research

  • A fully remote randomized controlled trial led by Prof. Dror ben Zeev (University of Washington) and co-authored with Prof. Guy Doron (IDC Herzliya)
  • Comprising 315 participants with SMI across 45 states in the USA.
  • More than 90% of users reported the CORE app was easy and comfortable to use
  • Using the CORE app was associated with reduced severity of psychiatric symptoms and disability while improving recovery and self-esteem

App availability

We hope the app will be available to the public in the near future. Please follow us for news about release data and availability, or inquire using the form below.

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Link to the published paper:

https://www.jmir.org/2021/11/e29201

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