mental health

Raising young kids who have been diagnosed with, or are suspected of having, ADHD can be challenging. Some children with this condition may have difficulties completing school work or grow…

Clarity Pediatrics raises $10M for treating ADHD and other chronic childhood conditions

When Alex Katz founded Two Chairs in 2017, he firmly believed that in-person therapy is the most effective for behavioral health. Two Chairs used technology — a proprietary matching algorithm…

Two Chairs raises $72M Series C in equity and debt to scale its therapist network

Less than a week after The Wall St. Journal reported on how a Snapchat feature dubbed “solar system” was adding to teens’ anxiety, the company has responded by adjusting how…

Snapchat turns off controversial ‘Solar System’ feature by default after bad press

Instagram is introducing new nighttime nudges for teen accounts to limit their time on the app, the company announced on Thursday. The new nighttime nudges will appear when teens have…

Instagram’s new ‘nighttime nudges’ aim to reduce teens’ time on the app

In one of the largest studies ever on mental health and internet use, the Oxford Internet Institute has declared that there is no “smoking gun” linking the internet with psychological…

Oxford study says internet use doesn’t harm mental health, but its research has limits

French startup Callyope isn’t your average startup as it is addressing a very hard problem in a highly regulated industry. The startup is building a remote patient monitoring platform for…

Callyope monitors mental health through speech-based technology

Two years after testifying before the U.S. Senate over child safety concerns, including teens’ exposure to eating disorder content, YouTube today announced additional product safeguards around its content recommendations aimed…

YouTube’s new teen safeguards limit repeated viewing of some video topics and more

Being, a Delaware-based startup, is on a mission to scale its mental health app, which aims to help users create a map of their concerns to better navigate their everyday…

Being is an app that wants to help users map out and address mental health concerns

Nextdoor has become ground zero for the spread of many rumors, hoaxes and unfounded allegations.

The perils of the platforms of paranoia

French startup Teale has secured a funding round of $11 million earlier this summer (€10 million). The company provides a mental health platform for employees and helps HR managers when…

Teale, your mental health companion at work, raises $11 million

There hasn’t been a ton of research on the prevalence of mental health issues among founders, but what there is speaks loudly.

How Pilea helps founders break down stigma around mental health

It would be fair to say there’s no global solution for instant 24/7 access to mental health support. Yes, there are a few “marketplaces” where you can schedule a call…

Dial up a therapist like an Uber? Wangie aims at Gen Zers and the time-poor

While the relationship between all young people and social media is complex, yielding both positive social effects and posing unique risks to mental health, queer teens spend even more time…

TikTok is where young LGBTQ people of color feel the safest online

For those of us struggling with mental health, Apple has had an obvious gap in its lineup: mood tracking and figuring out what the correlation is between your depression and…

Apple commits to mental health with tracking on Watch and iPhone

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

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

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 psychology group issues recommendations for kids’ social media use

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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 a visionary, aided by a venture capital market that experienced an overextended bull run in the background. …

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

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 acquired Tempest in…

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

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

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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 Health includes condition-specific programs…

Calm launches clinical mental health offering, Calm Health

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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/English wellness app. The app, which seeks to support those struggling with mental health issues, was built by Balvin and his two co-founders Mario…

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

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 financial…

Headspace Health acquires inclusive mental health and wellness app Shine

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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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 prowess and…

Braxia buys KetaMD to get into remote-delivered ketamine treatments