In a recent development, Barcelona-based digital mental healthcare provider, Koa Health, has announced it closed an oversubscribed €30M Series A funding round … The company had raised the funds back in October 2020 and had also announced its spin-out from Alpha, Telefónica’s startup factory. [Read more…] about Digital mental health start-up Koa Health raises €30M to accelerate growth in Europe and the US
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Research published today shows how digital providers are coming together to support the mental health needs of millions of users unable to access traditional services during the COVID-19 pandemic. [Read more…] about Survey finds concerns AND hope to address growing mental health needs due to the covid pandemic
Addressing the mental health crisis (Pharma Field):
Each day we find out more about the mental health effects of the pandemic. Early on, the Office for National Statistics found that one in five Britons reported symptoms of depression, compared with one in 10 before. And, according to a recent study led by the University of Nottingham and King’s College London, stress, anxiety and depression were all significantly higher in participants compared with ‘population norms’, with 64% of the participants reporting symptoms of depression and 57% reporting symptoms of anxiety. [Read more…] about The landscape of digital mental health apps: huge unmet needs, quality concerns, app stores asked to ensure transparency
“Startup Big Health believes individuals can improve their mental health through its technology that focuses on cognitive behavioral therapy versus medication or the help of human therapists.
On Thursday it raised $39 million in a Series B financing to advance that objective.
Digital health firms raised record sums before Covid-19 hit (MedCity News):
“Digital Health startups raised a record-breaking $3.1 billion in the first quarter of 2020, according to a report released Monday by Rock Health. But now faced with a global pandemic, the trend is unlikely to continue [Read more…] about Digital health start-ups raised a record $3.1 billion in Q1; focus will likely evolve from providers to consumers and employers
Our newest #NAMPerspectives paper outlines the eight key actions needed to scale the use of mental health technology in supporting mental health care professionals worldwide. Read about this proposed path forward: https://t.co/vnKAQzrSaS pic.twitter.com/JRd8fKQP80
— National Academy of Medicine (@theNAMedicine) October 28, 2019
Technology has much to offer in terms of providing and improving access to better mental health care. Why, then, has more not been done to take advantage of these tools?
The newest discussion paper from #NAMPerspectives, [Read more…] about The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) shares discussion paper to help empower 8 billion minds via the ethical adoption of digital mental health and neurotech