The state of mental health in the US is abysmal. 1 in 5 American adults report suffering from mental illness–and nearly 1 in 3 between 18 and 25. A core piece of our thesis at USV focuses on broadening access to wellbeing, with mental health central to that. Our interest in the category has largely fallen into three buckets:
Mental health in disguise: what are new formats or form factors that expand the definition of mental health by creating access to belonging or community? How can the idea of mental health treatment move beyond the 1:1 therapy construct? We’ve been thinking here about new frameworks that change the cost structure completely and create far broader access points, leading us to platforms like Mindset. Hanel wrote about this bucket in her post on Mental Health 3.0.
We’ve been thinking here about new frameworks that change the cost structure completely and create far broader access points, leading us to platforms like Mindset
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