mental health

In-ap shots of Instagram's eating disorder resources.

In-ap shots of Instagram's eating disorder resources.

By  Dave Muoio 12:56 pm February 23, 2021
Yesterday TikTok, Instagram and Pinterest each announced collaborations with the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) that are focused on highlighting body positivity and surfacing eating disorder support services to their users. Timed with the start of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, all three social media networks described new systems in which users who either search for or...
By  Dave Muoio 01:32 pm February 17, 2021
App-based primary care provider 98point6 today announced a new integrated behavioral health offering for its employer, health plan and health system clientele. Founded in 2015, the company's app-based platform uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to conduct a text-based conversation with users, allowing it to build up a patient profile before matching them to a clinician for virtual...
By  Dave Muoio 12:29 pm February 11, 2021
San Francisco-based mental health and wellness platform Modern Health has kept its foot on the gas throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Today it announced a $74 million Series D funding round just a few months after a $51 million Series C closed in October and formally announced in December. The new investments peg Modern Health's lifetime funding to more than $170 million, the company said, and its...
A product image of the Onduo app
By  Dave Muoio 09:00 am February 2, 2021
Onduo Health, the virtual diabetes coaching program backed by Verily (and to a lesser extent Sanofi) announced this morning that it is expanding its platform beyond Type 2 diabetes to include several other conditions frequent among its populations. Multi-condition services focused on hypertension, pre-diabetes, weight loss and mental wellbeing – as well as underlying coaching support for dieting...
The platform works to empower patients to be more active in their care journey – and also creates a database of clinical practices and protocols for the psychedelic research community.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:23 pm January 6, 2021
Mind Cure, a Canadian mental health company, has released a digital therapeutic tool designed to close the gaps between patients, clinicians and researchers. Called iSTRYM, the app provides close to real-time data regarding patient care, procedures and protocols. It’s described as a centralized management system that can be used for a variety of mental health treatments, including those in...
By  Dave Muoio 12:08 pm December 15, 2020
Modern Health, maker of a mental health and wellness platform for employer customers, has uncorked a $51 million Series C funding round headed by Battery Ventures. The raise also included prior investors Kleiner Perkins, Founders Fund, 01 Advisors, Afore Capital and Okta cofounder Frederic Kerrest, as well as new backer Felicis Ventures. This raise – which lands less than a year after Modern's $...
Flow, COVID-19, mental health

Credit: Flow

By  Tammy Lovell 02:00 am December 15, 2020
Medical device company Flow has reported a 247% increase in sales of its at-home, brain stimulation headset treatment for depression since the COVID-19 pandemic. The Swedish startup says its research found that 30% of its users report overcoming depression, during the crisis, by wearing the Flow headset which activates parts of the brain under stimulated by the condition and interacting with the...
Dollar bills rolled into tubes
By  Dave Muoio 05:10 pm December 9, 2020
Blueprint, a Chicago-based startup building patient data collection software for mental health clinicians, has announced a $3.4 million seed funding round, bringing its lifetime raise to $4.7. Bonfire Ventures led the latest investment, which also included Lightbank and other unnamed angel investors. WHAT IT DOES Blueprint (not to be confused with the healthcare IT accelerator Blueprint Health)...
Flow app, mental health, therapy app

Credit: Flow

By  Sara Mageit 05:17 am November 25, 2020
Medically approved in the UK and EU, the Flow headset and therapy app treatment for depression aims to tackle ‘lockdown loneliness’ and mental health outcomes by providing at-home access to treatment. Flow involves patients wearing a brain stimulation headset, while using a behavioural therapy app, which improves areas known to impact depression, including sleep and nutrition. WHY IT MATTERS As...
By  Dave Muoio 10:30 am November 17, 2020
It's little exaggeration to say that the college experience of 2020 is unrecognizable from that of years past. With the COVID-19 pandemic refusing to dissipate, many students are earning their credits through their computers. Those who are attending classes on campus are navigating social distancing requirements and frequent testing protocols. All of this comes with the normal stressors young...