QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”
– Margaret Thatcher
THE NEED FOR HUMAN CONNECTION IN DIGITAL MENTAL HEALTH CARE
Technology is radically changing the relationship between therapists and clients—in some cases because the therapist is technology. Nowadays you can work through depression with the help of a chatbot, overcome a phobia using a virtual reality headset, or learn how to combat anxiety through a self-guided online program.
OUR EXPERT OPINION
“Every year, nearly one in four adults will deal with a mental health disorder, yet less than half of these individuals will actually receive treatment. This statistic is further complicated by a national shortage of available psychologists and psychiatrists. Behavioral healthcare is in desperate need of real solutions and we believe that ‘telemental’ health can bridge that gap.”
– Zereana Jess-Huff, Vice President of Behavioral Health at American Well
A 375 PERSPECTIVE
“I feel that all the folks globally need mental health care to be as readily accessible as possible. I can tell you where I would be if I didn’t have access.”
– Carmen Massel, PROJECT 375 Ambassador
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We want to hear from you! Real Chats is a series of profiles showcasing the full dimensionality of people with mental disorders, as well as loved ones who have cared for, or lost, someone to mental illness. Email Emily Thieme at email@example.com for more information.
“Cheerleader” from PROJECT RUN
“Running is hard to explain. Yes, it hurts. Yes it is one of the best feelings in the world. Somehow that makes sense if you are a runner.”
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Jordyn lives with severe learning disabilities, ADHD and depression, making traditional work settings and financial stability a challenge.
“Thank you in advance to anyone appreciating my work, that I pour my heart and soul into!”
Suicide is the second leading cause of death in children between the ages of 10 and 14. We believe early intervention and prevention will save lives. Join us on Giving Day, September 10th, and help us make a difference in the lives of our youth.
GAME WATCH IS ALMOST HERE!
Time is running out! Grab your tickets and come hang with PROJECT 375 and NYJetsFans as Brandon debuts a big surprise during primetime! On September 15th at 7:30pm we will watch the New York Jets take on the Buffalo Bills all while supporting Brandon Marshall’s PROJECT 375. On the field you know him as one of the best receivers in the NFL, off the field he is one of the most influential figures in the mental health community.
Instagramming in Black and White? Could Be You’re Depressed
Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings might not make it obvious that he was an artist troubled with depression and mania. But a computer algorithm might be able to figure that out. Computer programs are getting pretty good at discovering health information by studying heaps of social
What Dreams May Come: What Robin Williams’ Suicide Teaches Us About How To Save Lives
It’s been two years since Robin Williams died, and I still can’t watch anything he’s been in without feeling a deep pang of sadness. For decades, we watched him play characters that touched different parts of us…
New mental health technology tells your doctor what you won’t
Health services around the globe still struggle with mental health disorders, relying on a patient to provide documentation of mood changes in a journal or be open with a doctor or psychiatrist…
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