“Wysa, the leading global AI-powered mental health platform, today, during Mental Health Awareness Month, announced a $5.5M Series A financing round led by W Health Ventures, a Boston-based digital health investor. Others participating in the round include the Google Assistant Investment program, and existing investors pi Ventures and Kae Capital. Wysa will use this capital to support its offering to employers who want to expand their mental health benefits, as well as scale up Wysa’s sales team and therapist network. [Read more…] about Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled chatbot Wysa raises $5.5M to broaden access to mental health support
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Earlier this month, Modern Health marked a milestone few companies ever reach: unicorn status.
With the help of its latest $74 million funding round, the startup, which serves as a mental health benefits platform for employers, topped a $1 billion valuation. [Read more…] about Four trends accelerating mental health innovation in the COVID/ post-COVID era
(Editor’s Note: we are pleased to bring you this article thanks to our collaboration with Greater Good Science Center).
A Course Correction for Positive Psychology
A review of Martin Seligman’s latest book, Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being.
- By Jill Suttie
As president of the American Psychological Association in 1998, Martin Seligman challenged the psychological community to radically change its approach. For too long, he charged, psychology had been preoccupied solely with relieving symptoms of mental illness; instead, he believed it should explore how to thrive in life, not just survive it. He called for a psychology that would uncover what makes people creative, resilient, optimistic, and, ultimately, happy. The “positive psychology” movement was born.
Yet in his latest book, Flourish, Seligman tries to provide something of a course correction for positive psychology. [Read more…] about A Course Correction for Positive Psychology: A Review of Martin Seligman’s Latest Book