mental health

  • How Psychology Is Adapting To The World Of Tech Crunch Network

    How Psychology Is Adapting To The World Of Tech

    With the increased use of online therapy and wellness-based mobile applications, the field of mental health is following in the path of physical health initiatives in the design of more accessible and convenient platforms. While these programs provide services through different platforms, to a different audience and from a greater distance than ever before, it remains to be seen how these… Read More

  • VISR Raises A Million For An App That Helps Parents Spot Online Bullying, Mental Health Concerns On Kids’ Accounts

    VISR Raises A Million For An App That Helps Parents Spot Online Bullying, Mental Health Concerns On Kids’ Accounts

    Parents today can be overwhelmed when trying to keep up with their child’s online activity, and often fail to spot troubling behavior like bullying, threats, sexting, and even possible mental health issues. A new app called VISR, which launched publicly just in time for back-to-school, has now closed on a million in funding to help alert parents to safety issues involving their… Read More

  • Mental Health Startup Lantern Launches Tool To Manage Stress

    Mental Health Startup Lantern Launches Tool To Manage Stress

    One in five adults in America experienced a mental health issue last year, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Meanwhile, one in 10 people under the age of 18 went through a period of major depression in 2014. Despite the prevalence of mental health issues among both children and adults in the U.S., less than 20 percent of children and 44 percent of adults get treated. Read More

  • Tech Is Driving Collaboration In Behavioral Health Crunch Network

    Tech Is Driving Collaboration In Behavioral Health

    The proliferation of electronic medical records (EMRs) has left much to be desired. Though designed with care improvement and data exchange in mind, the necessary connective tissue layer is absent. Healthcare providers are still resorting to the phone and fax to communicate, and patients are still carrying their personal health information from one appointment to the next, or relying on memory. Read More

  • ThriveTracker Gamifies Mood Tracking With Real World Rewards

    ThriveTracker Gamifies Mood Tracking With Real World Rewards

    ThriveTracker, a new app developed by Adrian Cunanan, who has bipolar disorder, wants to encourage people to keep tracking their mood with a points system that can earn them real world rewards like gift cards and MP3 downloads. Read More

  • MoodHacker Wants To Create Happier Workplaces

    MoodHacker Wants To Create Happier Workplaces

    Depression doesn’t just ravage a person’s mental well-being. According to the Centers for Disease Control, depression is also one of the leading causes of workplace absenteeism. It is estimated to cause 200 million lost workdays each year at a cost of $17 billion to $44 billion for employers. Now a health technology company Orcas wants to help boost psychological well-being through… Read More

  • Founders On Depression

    Founders On Depression

    Last month, I wrote a post asking people working in startups to seek help if they are dealing with depression. It was a personal plea, because I have dealt with depressive episodes since I was a teenager and hate thinking about other people suffering without support. The scope of my advice is limited, however, because I don’t have the experience of balancing the emotional and… Read More

  • Non-Profit Stupid Cancer’s Support App Instapeer Is Seeking Funds On Indiegogo

    Non-Profit Stupid Cancer’s Support App Instapeer Is Seeking Funds On Indiegogo

    When Matthew Zachary was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 21 and told he had just six months to live, one of the hardest things to cope with was loneliness. It was 1995 and there was very little in the way of online resources. Read More

  • We Need To Talk About Depression

    We Need To Talk About Depression

    Building a startup is like climbing a mountain and being told you’ll only get the gear you need–harnesses, helmets, bottled oxygen–as you struggle toward the peak. Long hours away from family, responsibility to investors and users, and the fear of failure are extremely stressful and they sometimes coalesce into something more severe. Read More

  • Pixelberry Studios Tackles Teenagers’ Body-Image Issues With A New Mobile Game

    Pixelberry Studios Tackles Teenagers’ Body-Image Issues With A New Mobile Game

    According to recent studies, 80 percent of teenage girls and 20 percent of boys in the U.S. have struggled with negative body image. So Pixelberry Studios and the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) teamed up to create a mobile game that educates teens about developing a health attitude toward their bodies and avoiding eating disorders. Read More

  • Love My Provider Helps Parents Of Autistic Children Find The Best Services

    Love My Provider Helps Parents Of Autistic Children Find The Best Services

    While working as an autism specialist for the state of California, behavioral psychologist Sara Gershfeld met hundreds of families and realized they all faced the same challenges while seeking care for their children. To help them, Gershfeld created Love My Provider, a directory and review site of therapists and other professionals who work with autistic children. Read More