Arabic Google Assistant Offers Certified Wellbeing Support
Google is working with SafeSpace, a UAE-based mental health organisation, to present mental health resources to its Arabic-speaking users through Google Assistant.
Between millions of command options to set alarms, play music, and hear jokes on Google Assistant, many Arabic speakers also told their Assistant that they were experiencing sadness, fear, and loneliness throughout 2020. Now, Google is answering their calls with a new mental health feature.
Google is working with SafeSpace, a UAE-based mental health organisation, to present mental health resources to its Arabic-speaking users through Google Assistant. Using their network of licensed therapists, the tech giant will be able to provide help and coping mechanisms to anyone who access their services.
In May 2020, Google searches in Egypt on how to improve mental health reached a ten-year high, while Arabic searches for the word ‘therapist’ hit that benchmark in August. Between 2016 and 2021, Google searches for mental health advice steadily grew by 1,100%.
The service is available in all Arabic dialects, all you need to do is tell Google Assistant how you’re feeling and leave the rest to them.
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