Hey there. It’s Brady again.
Right now, there is no shortage of startups and apps that say they are offering services related to mental health. Some are self-guided, others connect users with therapists and counselors. All are meant to facilitate care that may otherwise be difficult to access, perhaps due to social stigma or imperfect official healthcare systems.
There’s little doubt that most of these startups were established in good faith, with sincere objectives to help their users find their own mental balance. But given that therapy often demands in-person interactions with professionals, it isn’t entirely clear whether phone-based or screen-based interventions are effective, particularly for cases of depression and anxiety.
Stephanie spoke with startup founders and mental health experts to find out about the limitations and legality of these services. It’s an interesting subject that has immediate real-world impact. Check out her article here.
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