mental health

This eQuoo app games you to into learning useful psychological skills

Mental health is one of the biggest issues of recent times, with Kendall Jenner, Emma Stone, Lady Gaga and even The Rock opening up about their mental health issues. Even the royal family has got in o

Twitter updates its policy on tweets that encourage self-harm and suicide

Twitter, which is constantly criticized for not doing enough to prevent harassment, has updated its guidelines with more information on how it handles tweets or accounts that encourage other people to

nOCD gets $1M seed round to help people with obsessive-compulsive disorder

nOCD, an app created to help people treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, will launch an Android version and add more features after raising a $1 million seed round from early-stage healthcare investme

Two large Apple shareholders say it needs to research the impact of smartphones on kids

Two of Apple’s institutional shareholders, hedge fund Jana Partners and California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), are calling on the company to study the impact of smartphone use on

Quartet raises $40M Series C to help healthcare providers collaborate on patient care

Healthcare in America is a mess with no quick solutions and many people aren’t getting the help they need. Created to bridge mental and physical healthcare, New York City-based Quartet Health wants

Pacifica launches a new online therapy service that integrates with its self-help app

When admitting you are struggling with anxiety or depression is hard enough, asking for help can seem insurmountable. Pacifica’s self-help app was created to make cognitive behavioral therapy exerci

Huddle is a mental health app that aims to be a safe space to share with peers

Dan Blackman’s father was a well-known man in the community of his small Pennsylvania town. He was a lawyer, ran a good business and everyone liked him and liked drinking with him. His dad died

Sunrise gives mental health patients AI-guarded group chat

Between therapy sessions, mental health patients can feel alone. Sunrise Health is a new startup aiming to improve mental healthcare by combining the constant support of group chat, the openness affor

Former US mental health chief left Google’s life sciences arm to launch his own health startup

Tom Insel, the former head of the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), has left his position at Google's life sciences company Verily to found his own mental health startup, Mindstrong.

New Zealand says teens watching Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” must be supervised by an adult

The New Zealand government has created a new rating for the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" that says a parent or guardian must be present when it is viewed by teens under 18.

Kip is using data to make therapy better for both patients and therapists

Kip connects patients with qualified therapists, and helps them track outcomes over time. By combining in-person therapy with a mobile app that allows patients to provide feedback on a day-to-day and

Technology and today’s vast and immensely underserved mental health population

Someone in your life is suffering from a mental disorder right now. You may not know it, but it’s there. Indeed, one in five adults suffers from a mental disorder. Society has trained us to believe

Facebook’s suicide prevention tools will now be available to all users

Facebook has updated its suicide prevention tools and is now making them available worldwide.

Walgreens wants customers to check their own mental health online

Walgreens, the largest drug retailing chain in the U.S., has launched a partnership with Mental Health America, and a telehealth company MDLIVE, to encourage people to screen themselves for mental hea

The Eliza app makes mental health tracking as easy as talking to yourself

Makers of an app called Eliza want to make it as easy for people to track their psychological well-being as it is to track their physical fitness. The Eliza app asks users to record a voice memo, s

GV leads $40M Series B in Quartet, its first investment in a mental healthcare startup

Quartet Health, a company that wants to close the gap between physical and mental healthcare, has raised a $40 million Series B led by GV (formerly Google Ventures). Existing investors Oak HC/FT Partn

NY Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall envisions AI bringing mental health to the masses

New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall paid a visit to Silicon Valley this week to explore opportunities and potential partnerships with tech companies around mental health issues. Part of the

Mental Health Startup Lantern Raises $17 Million Series A Round

Lantern, a mental health startup that offers tools to deal with stress, anxiety and body image has raised a $17 million Series A round led by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s ventur

Virtual Reality Therapy: Treating The Global Mental Health Crisis

Most of us experience some level of stress and anxiety in our lives. It can be relatively mild or extremely severe and debilitating -- or anywhere along the spectrum. Some examples include general str

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
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