digital mental health

The Division of Digital Psychiatry team at Beth Israel. 

By Laura Lovett 04:13 pm January 31, 2020
Walking down the halls of the research wing at Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston, it’s hard to miss the bright orange biohazard warnings on the door of nearly every lab — except one. Formed in 2018, the Division of Digital Psychiatry is focused on technology’s role in improving mental health care.  Led by Dr. John Torous, the division’s first digital tool, dubbed mindLamp, is focused on examining "...
By Laura Lovett 11:14 am January 16, 2020
Yesterday morning mental health-focused startup Modern Health announced that it scored $31 in Series B funding. Veteran digital health investors Founders Fund and John Doerr led the round, with participation from Kleiner Perkins and Afore Capital.  The company said this latest infusion of cash brings its total capital raise to $42 million.  WHAT THEY DO  The San Francisco-based startup works with...
By Tammy Lovell 01:50 am December 24, 2019
Internet-enabled cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) provider, Ieso Digital Health is providing a new online therapy service to NHS patients with mild to moderate mental health conditions. After officially launching its low intensity ‘step two’ CBT service in September, it rolled out a beta trial across a number of NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). Patients receive treatment remotely via...
By Laura Lovett 03:16 pm December 16, 2019
This morning virtual behavioral health company NeuroFlow scored $7.5 million in Series A funding. The latest round was led by Builders VC with participation from Dreamit Ventures, Spring Point Partners, Red & Blue Ventures and AWT Private Investments.  This news comes a little over a year after the startup closed a $1.2 million round led by NJ JumpStart.  WHAT THEY DO  NeuroFlow uses a multi-...
By Laura Lovett 12:04 pm December 5, 2019
When it comes to mental health apps, validation is a hot topic. But studying those apps can pose some hefty challenges. A recent meta analysis published online in the Journal of Affective Disorders found that studies of apps for depressive symptoms had around a 50% dropout rate when accounting for bias.  However, researchers discovered that the rate was lower when the apps included a human...
By Laura Lovett 04:00 pm September 26, 2019
British mental health startup Ieso Digital Health today announced a new research project dubbed Eight Billion Minds, which aims to use the data from its platform to build an autonomous digital therapeutic. The new effort will be specifically focused on creating a platform to tackle the shortage of mental health professionals globally.  Ieso’s signature product, ThinkWell, is a mental health...
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By Leontina Postelnicu 07:38 am May 13, 2019
The Duke of Cambridge unveiled last week the launch of text messaging helpline Shout in the UK, a digital mental health service aiming to provide help for people in moments of crisis. Shout is part of a series of initiatives supported and launched by the royal family in recent years to break the stigma around mental health conversations, following the Heads Together campaign. The service is...