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What is community-driven therapy and why is it important?

Personalized approaches are imperative for conditions like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) that are so highly stigmatized. The general approach fails to identify the unique symptoms of the individual and their specific needs.

Solome Tibebu
October 21, 2021

Addressing Racial Health Disparities with BCBSA

Communities of color are disproportionately impacted by many of the nation’s top health conditions, including mental health. Health disparities are a multi-dimensional problem that cannot be solved by one single solution.

Solome Tibebu
October 14, 2021

Mental Health 2.0 is Coming — What Does it Look Like?

This week, I got a chance to talk to Kristian Ranta, Founder and CEO of Meru Health, about how they are deploying their evidence-based approach to mental healthcare and their recent funding announcement.

Solome Tibebu
October 7, 2021

Black Mental Health: an Exclusive Interview with Yolo Akili Robinson, Executive Director of BEAM, #GDBHT2021 Nonprofit Partner

I was so excited to sit down with their Executive Director, Yolo Akili, to learn more about their incredible work and how they are supporting people of color and LGBTQ+ folks nationwide.

Solome Tibebu
September 30, 2021

Addressing COVID-19's Impact on SUD and Suicidality

I sat down with Dr. Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Psychiatry Medical Director at Lyra Health, to learn about their exciting new expansions to address these growing needs.

Solome Tibebu
September 23, 2021

Employers and Suicide Prevention

World Suicide Prevention Day was on September 10. I want to highlight some of the great efforts taking place within our Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech community to prevent suicide, starting with our friend, colleague and employee benefits guru, John Hansbrough.

Solome Tibebu
September 16, 2021

Measurement-Based Care in Behavioral Health: What You Need to Know

Eric Meier, President and CEO of Owl, talks about what are some of the latest methods for measuring outcomes in our field, why it’s important, and how an organization implement measurement-based care in behavioral health successfully.

Solome Tibebu
September 9, 2021

Headspace Health: Full Spectrum Care from Wellness to Clinical Care

Can a trusted consumer brand reduce stigma and draw more people into the mental health care they need? I had a chance to connect with the Headspace Health leadership team about the merger, read more in the blog.

Solome Tibebu
September 2, 2021

Treating The Whole Person, Not Just The Symptom

The integration of physical and behavioral health services is increasingly becoming a priority for health insurance companies, employers and providers. Stephanie Tilenius, Founder & CEO of Vida Health, shares her thoughts.

Solome Tibebu
August 26, 2021

Going Beyond The Lab—Hopelab Commits to Social Good Ventures 

Hopelab recently announced an external investment initiative—Hopelab Ventures—a commitment to partner with innovators, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders who advance the well-being of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth. I caught up with Dr. Danielle Ramo, Ph.D. to learn more.

Solome Tibebu
August 19, 2021

How to Build a Diverse Leadership Team at a Mental Health Startup

Representation matters, especially when we’re talking about developing inclusive mental health solutions for all individuals. André Blackman, Founder and CEO of Onboard Health, shares his advice.

Solome Tibebu
August 12, 2021

Youth Mental Health Is Having a Moment!

With increased attention to youth mental health through the pandemic, more resources are pouring into the topic than ever before. Allyson Plosko, Director of Telosity, shared their approach to investing in youth mental health startups.

Solome Tibebu
August 5, 2021

Digital Therapeutics Update: Why should payers and employers pay attention to digital therapeutics for mental health?

There is a lot of activity happening in digital therapeutics right now. I caught up with Dr. Chris Wasden, Head of HappifyDTx, again to learn about their latest announcement.

Solome Tibebu
July 29, 2021

Technology and Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Unfortunately, racial/ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities often suffer from poor mental health outcomes.

Solome Tibebu
July 22, 2021

What is Happening in Collaborative Care?

Collaborative Care has been taking off lately in behavioral health. In fact, many speakers at our conference talked about how they are launching new Collaborative Care initiatives.

Solome Tibebu
July 15, 2021

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