“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 mental health
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
“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. [Read more…] about IBM, VA and Total Brain to test digital mental health platform for veterans and reservists
We hope you enjoy this slidedeck supporting two sessions held at the 2019 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: The Future of Brain Health (March 7–9th). Full recordings are available for purchase here.
8–8.45am. Rethinking and Retooling Brain Health and Mental Health
- Dr. Tom Insel, Co-founder and President of Mindstrong Health and former Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
9–10.30am. How to detect problems early: Examples in Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s, anxiety and PTSD
- Dr. Srijan Sen, Professor of Depression and Neurosciences at University of Michigan
- Jan Samzelius, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of NeuraMetrix
- Dr. Tony Chang, Associate at Merck Ventures
- Chaired by: Dr. Deanna Belsky, Associate at Dolby Family Ventures
“Jeff Bezos is not only the world’s richest man, he’s also a very smart investor. That’s especially true when he invests in startups. Over the past few years, he’s put money into several new companies that turned out to be phenomenally successful, including Airbnb, Uber, General Assembly, MakerBot, and Lookout.
Where is Bezos putting his money these days? Into a handful of companies you’ve probably never heard of. But chances are you will, especially now [Read more…] about Jeff Bezos invests in digital mental health pioneer Mindstrong Health