mental health

By Laura Lovett November 16, 2018
Globally more and more health professionals are stressing the importance of mental health services, but getting patients those services can be tricky. The shortage of trained professionals and the stigma of mental illness in many countries around the world have often created a barrier to treatment. But recently technology has come into play to tackle some of these challenges.    “There is a...
By Laura Lovett November 8, 2018
Looking to the mental health arena, Cigna has teamed up with Happify Health and Prevail in order to give clients new digital platforms that aim to tackle stress, anxiety and depression. In January 2019, the payer plans to roll Happify and iPrevail into its Cigna Total Behavioral Health program.  Happify helps users maintain well-being and targets preventing diagnosable mental health conditions,...
By Dave Muoio October 4, 2018
Basis, an app-based platform that connects consumers with mental health counselors, announced the launch of its service alongside a $3.75 million funding round. The investment was led by Bedrock, with support from Wave Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Headlined by CEO Andrew Chapin, a former Uber executive, and Chief Science Officer Lindsay Trent, a clinical psychologist at Stanford,...

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By Laura Lovett September 11, 2018
The British royal family is now turning its attention to online resources as a means of promoting mental wellbeing in the workplace. Earlier this week Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, launched Mental Health at Work, which aims to help link employers and employees to information and resources about mental health. The platform is supported by the Royal Foundation, a charity run by the junior...
By Dave Muoio September 10, 2018
Philadelphia-based mental health technology company NeuroFlow has raised $1.2 million, and anticipates a total subscription of $1.5 million by the conclusion of its ongoing fundraising, the company announced today. The investment was led by NJ JumpStart, with additional participation from Independence Blue Cross, Chestnut Street Ventures, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners. “With product demand...
By Dave Muoio August 16, 2018
WellBrain, a Bay Area meditation-focused addiction prevention and chronic pain management platform, announced yesterday that it has acquired Mevoked, a behavioral analytics platform that currently offers a digital program for management of perinatal and postpartum mental health conditions. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Inspired by the meditation practices of Tibetian monks, WellBrain’...
By Jonah Comstock July 9, 2018
The UK's National Health Service (NHS) will launch a new wide-ranging app in December that allows all patients to book appointments, consult their medical records, and more, the government agency announced last week. Though many of the features are already available online, the new app will bring them together into one mobile access point. "I want this innovation to mark the death-knell of the 8...
By Dave Muoio June 22, 2018
Behavioral health technology company AbleTo has raised an additional $8.5 million in funding, according to an SEC filing released Wednesday. The company most recently brought in $36.6 million in September 2017, and with the additional backing has raised a total of $65.9 million. Its existing backers include Bain Capital Ventures, 406 Ventures, Sandbox Industries, HLM Venture Partners, Horizon...
By Dave Muoio May 7, 2018
Digital behavioral health company Lyra Health announced today that it has secured a $45 million Series B round of funding. Participants in the round included new investors Tenaya Capital, Glynn Capital, Crown Ventures, and Casdin Capital, as well as returning funders Greylock Partners, Venrock, and Providence Ventures. According to a statement, the new funding will be put toward developing...
By Jonah Comstock February 27, 2018
St. Petersburg, Florida-based TAO Connect is making its digital self-help and therapy tool direct to consumers for the first time, after previously offering it via schools, community health centers, and employee assistance plans. The company will offer a monthly subscription to its mobile app, which contains interactive educational content around stress, anxiety, resilience training, alcohol and...