mental health

11 investors predict a colorful, if difficult, future for psychedelic startups

How far has the psychedelics medicines industry come over the past 12 months? Well, it depends on where you look.

American psychology group issues recommendations for kids’ social media use

One of the most prominent mental health organizations in the U.S. is out with a set of guidelines designed to protect children from the potential harms of social media. The American Psychological Asso

Capital crunch shines a light on the importance of founders’ mental health, investors say

In recent years, calling oneself a startup founder was certainly seen as a flex. For those who wielded that role or the coveted CEO position, you were likely to be placed on a pedestal or be viewed as

Founders shouldn’t have to choose between mental health and grit

Hello, and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where today we’re niching do

Alcohol recovery startups Monument and Tempest shared patients’ private data with advertisers

For years, online alcohol recovery startups Monument and Tempest were sharing with advertisers the personal information and health data of their patients without their consent. Monument, which acquire

Temasek’s Sheares Healthcare backs Asia-focused mental health startup Thoughtfull

Thoughtfull, a digital mental health platform focused on Asia, has raised $4 million in a pre-Series A round led by Sheares Healthcare Group.

ADHD startups are exploding, and now there’s even a dedicated browser

Was it the pandemic? Did everyone follow too many ADHD TikTokers? Have smartphones fried our brains? Whatever the case, there is a boom in ADHD tech solutions, from online drug deliveries to web sites

ShareWell wants to scale mental health support with its 10,000 support groups

Therapists — if you can even find one that takes your insurance or new clients — can add a layer of sadness to your wallet even as you’re trying to rectify your own mental health wob

Telehealth unicorn Cerebral lays off 20% of staff for ‘operational efficiencies’

Cerebral is laying off 20% of its staff, citing an ongoing push for efficiency at the digital health unicorn. A spokesperson for Cerebral confirmed the layoffs to TechCrunch but did not share the spec

Calm launches clinical mental health offering, Calm Health

Calm, the subscription-based mindfulness app, today announced its first foray into a clinical mental health offering: Calm Health. Offered through payers, providers and self-insured employers, Calm He

J Balvin enters the digital wellness space with the launch of a bilingual mental health app

J Balvin, the Prince of Reggaeton, has been candid with his fans about his mental health struggles and healing journey. Now, he’s productizing some of his journey by launching OYE, a Spanish/Eng

Headspace Health acquires inclusive mental health and wellness app Shine

Headspace Health is acquiring Shine, a mental health and wellness app dedicated to providing an inclusive mental health experience for the BIPOC community, the company announced on Thursday. The finan

This startup wants to scale anonymous mental health support – starting with founders

Nate Tepper first went to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), an international program dedicated to helping people recover from alcoholism with a 12-step program, in the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic. He didn

With schools increasingly focused on mental health, PsycApps raises seed round for US expansion

I’ve been tracking PsycApps, a startup that came up with a gamified mental health game called eQuoo, since 2016, and this company — and its founder — is nothing if not persistent in &#82

This founder wants to take on the biggest coaching startups with a group-focused approach

Nishika de Rosairo, the founder and chief executive of HumanQ, has a vision for employee coaching that disagrees with some of the biggest, and most valuable, startups out there. Instead of one-to-one

Daily Crunch: 4chan users exploit AI image generator’s ability to create realistic nude deepfakes

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Braxia buys KetaMD to get into remote-delivered ketamine treatments

Braxia Scientific is a Toronto-based company that focuses on depression, suicidality and related mental health conditions. Today, the company announced it is buying KetaMD to extend its telehealth pro

Wysa raises $20 million to expand its therapist chatbot into a wider set of mental health services

Wysa, a popular mental health app originally founded in India around an AI chatbot that helps users talk through their feelings, has raised $20 million in a Series B funding round to expand its busine

Backed by Tiger Global, Intellect is creating culturally competent mental health care for Asia

Mental health startup Intellect’s ambitious goal is to be available across the Asia-Pacific region, but to ensure localized, culturally competent care in each of the many markets it serves. Today it

Veteran digital health pros found virtual eating disorder care startup

For Amanda D’Ambra and Joan Zhang, the idea of starting and co-founding an eating disorder care startup was personal: Both struggled with an eating disorder, along with other mental health issues, a
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