Mental health conditions, across the spectrum, now affect more people living in the UK than ever before. Depression impacts 12.6% of people. Anxiety is said to affect 9.7%, and 2% of us live with a phobia of some kind. OCD and panic disorders are a condition that 1% of us have to deal with, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. According to recent reports the annual economic cost of mental illness to the UK is between £70bn and £100bn, arising from sickness absence, benefit provision, and loss of productivity, with the cost of care borne by partners and relatives proving harder to quantify. As a society, the more we immerse ourselves in technology, the bigger the issue seems to be getting… so is AI the answer or another risk factor? Investing in the tools to tackle this problem can be complex and difficult to quantify, but is personal data and the means to process it now the best way to address the silent killer?