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IBM, VA and Total Brain to test digital mental health platform for veterans and reservists


IBM unveils GRIT, a dig­i­tal solu­tion devel­oped in part­ner­ship with the Depart­ment of Vet­er­ans Affairs, to help vet­er­ans in tran­si­tion (press release):

IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today the launch of GRIT, a dig­i­tal solu­tion for vet­er­ans, active-duty ser­vice mem­bers, and reservists that pro­vides a mobile expe­ri­ence to help them under­stand and strength­en their men­tal fit­ness, social con­nec­tions, and over­all well-being.

Devel­oped by IBM iX in part­ner­ship with the Depart­ment of Vet­er­ans Affairs (VA) and embed­ded with Total Brain’s tech­nol­o­gy, GRIT is the first brand­ed dig­i­tal solu­tion ded­i­cat­ed to help­ing pop­u­la­tions who live under con­sid­er­able stress and/or are going through a sig­nif­i­cant life tran­si­tion like leav­ing the mil­i­tary to re-enter civil­ian life .… IBM’s con­tract with the VA was award­ed in June and runs until Novem­ber. Fol­low­ing the con­clu­sion of the con­tract and based upon field testers’ feed­back, IBM will devel­op a com­pre­hen­sive plan for the full launch of GRIT. GRIT is the first instan­ti­a­tion of a big­ger plat­form called THRIVE360° of Men­tal Fit­ness, which IBM intends to deploy with oth­er com­mu­ni­ties under stress or in tran­si­tion.”

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