Personalized, flexible digital mental health platform enables proven clinical results at scale
The National Institute of Mental Health estimates one in five adults in the United States is living with a mental illness, amounting to nearly 47 million people(1). Unfortunately, only half of these individuals receive treatment. Individuals face barriers to care including high costs, low accessibility, and stigma that is too often correlated with mental health services. In addition to many individuals not receiving treatment, rates of mental health issues among adolescents and young adults have dramatically increased over the last decade. Rates of major depressive episodes have increased 63 percent among young adults age 18-25 years (2). Combined with recent efforts to de-stigmatize mental health matters, more individuals are beginning to seek resources to cope and benefit from treatment.
Mental health is a global concern, and UnityPoint Health recognizes the critical role health systems play in finding solutions to the challenges associated with mental health treatment. UnityPoint Health Ventures identified a company that can extend the reach of clinicians and provide accessible, convenient options for mental health treatment. Investing in this solution directly benefits patients seeking treatment at UnityPoint Health facilities, but can work for many health systems, expanding impact across the nation.
Investing financially and strategically in SilverCloud Health is a natural fit due to shared dedication to provide patients with a personalized experience that can be accessed and utilized when and where it works for them. SilverCloud Health is completely digital and empowers patients to take an active, self-guided role in managing their mental health. Patients can improve their overall well-being any time, on any device, and without the fear of stigma or having to wait for an appointment.
SilverCloud Health offers a unique opportunity to impact outcomes through clinically validated programs. Over a decade of academic and clinical research related to online delivery of mental health services went into the design and development of SilverCloud’s programs. The digital platform uses self-guided Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) modules to help individuals manage symptoms related to depression, anxiety, stress, sleep issues, and the mental health aspects of living with a chronic condition. These programs are easily scaled, allowing a provider to deliver care to more patients and extend reach into rural areas that often struggle the most in terms of accessible mental health services. The digital platform reduces barriers associated with provider shortages and limited accessibility.
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