An AI that keeps track of your personal mental well-being via your online activities. It also keeps track of your personal accomplishments and whenever you start on a downward spiral of self-destruction it offers a customized word of encouragement based on your personality. Not everyone likes the direct "give it your best shot" approach. Think of it like like a co-driver in the journey of life.
There's a line in "Vienna" by Billy Joel. "You know when you're wrong but you don't always know when you're right." There is some scientific backing to that line. Egocentric bias. Studies on the matter show that people with depressive tendencies also display higher rates of negative egocentric bias. The lowered sense of self causes them to perceive most of the blame as their own while devaluing their own contribution to the project. The result is them withdrawing from the project further worsening the progression of the project. This then reinforces the belief that they're not contributing starting a downward spiral that either ends in a panic attack or a mental breakdown.
It would be beneficial if they could be reminded that they're doing fine whenever they start doubting themselves. Cutting the problem off as it emerges, this would keep them on the task and stop their self-destruction.
Humans are creatures of habit therefore it is possible to create an AI that can learn your behavioral patterns. The AI tracks your online presense when you're happy and when you're at your lowest. The A.I then maps the data to an emotional spectrum. It then subtly tries to keep you from getting bellow a certain point it deems healthy. It does this by recommending back to you your own positive interests.
The AI is also linked to your work schedule and keeps track of your accomplishments. Whenever you start to falter and question your contributions it chooses a similar situation in the past as and refers it back to you, turning you into your own exemplar.
This makes you think along the lines of " I've done this once, surely I can do it again" I feel like this method could do more good to high functioning individuals who still struggle with finding worth in their work and their own worth.
Artificial dialogue isn't advanced enough to mirror human conversation exactly. It could be passible for the entire system to share the same neural network. Allowing it to learn from each of it's individual users as well as pair users with similar behavioral patterns together in a form similar to group therapy. Having people to talk to with a shared connection is always good for people's mental well being.