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How Business Leaders Can Help Foster Mental Health In The Workplace

The U.K. has a plan to bring executives into the mental health conversation. Can the U.S. do the same?<p>The United Kingdom is taking a proactive approach to promoting mental health in the workplace. Prime Minister David Cameron met with British business leaders earlier this week to discuss how to …

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5 Stress-Relieving Daily Habits for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Choosing to become an entrepreneur can lead to a fun, exciting journey -- but it can also be rife with stress. If you launch a startup, you’ll be held accountable for each of the hundreds of decisions you make, expected to take action and …

New York Startup Finds the Right Algorithm for Mental Health

Doctors have access to all sorts of historical patient records, which help them make diagnoses and referrals. Now they are gaining access to a …

Patrick Kennedy Backs Quartet Health As Startups In Mental Health Are Suddenly Hot

In his newly released book <i>A Common Struggle</i>, the 48-year-old former Rhode Island congressman also chronicles his parents’ addictions. His father, the late senator Edward Kennedy, and his mother Joan, struggled with alcohol. His family was not pleased with the disclosure.<p>Unlike cancer, diabetes, or …

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Mental Health Startup Lantern Raises $17 Million Series A Round

Lantern, a mental health startup that offers tools to deal with stress, anxiety and body image has raised a $17 million Series A round led by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s venture arm with participation from previous investors such as Mayfield and SoftTechVC.<p>UPMC Enterprises, the …

The Mental Cost of Owning a Business That We Need to Talk About - The Gem

It’s the perfect formula to happiness – setting your own hours, creating something new, being the boss, calling the shots, being idolized for your …

Why This Entrepreneur Is Talking to the Tech World About Mental Health | Inc.com

Not only has Miller shared about his own battle with depression, but he's also offering mental health resources to the freelancers and entrepreneurs he works with. In fact, I first came in contact with Miller when he invited me to offer a webinar to his community on mental strength. As a …

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How A Career In Tech Prepared One Social Entrepreneur To Shake Up The Mental Health Sector

Mental health is an integral and essential component of health, according to the World Health Organization, yet many people do not have access to the care they need. It is estimated that over 400 million people suffer from depression globally, with millions more suffering from other conditions. …

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There's A Hidden Dark Side To Being An Entrepreneur - It Wreaks Havoc On Your Mental Health

The life of an entrepreneur sounds glamorous when you’re on the outside looking in. Setting your own schedule, creating your own rules, and building the type of company you want to work for can be incredibly alluring.<p>In fact, successful entrepreneurs tend to be idolized by the masses as they appear …

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Brad Feld Video for Entrepreneur and Mental Health Roundtable on November 16th

How Trauma at Harvard Inspired This Entrepreneur's Startup

Harvard has been fueling entrepreneurship - apparently in more ways than you would think. While the school has made recent efforts to support student …

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Up Close and Personal with Brad Feld: Conversations on Entrepreneurship and Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

The Silicon Valley Suicides

Why are so many kids with bright prospects killing themselves in Palo Alto?<p><i>The air shrieks, and life stops. First, from far away, comes a high whine like angry insects swarming, and then a trampling, like a herd moving through. The kids on their bikes who pass by the Caltrain crossing are eager to</i> …

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Koko: Finding Promise Amidst The Peril Of Tele(mental)health Apps

I confess. I can’t keep up. But it’s not just me. I don’t think anyone looking to mental health, self-help or mindfulness apps can keep up. A trickle has turned into a flood. One, Koko, an app that crowdsources help for everyday stress and anxiety, shows some promise.<p>Tele(mental)health apps are …

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Mental-Health Apps Make Inroads With Consumers and Therapists

Rigorous testing is still rare, but some apps show evidence of helping people deal with depression, stress and substance abuse<p>There are apps for losing weight, and apps that encourage people to exercise more. Then there are apps aimed at improving your mental health.<p>A growing number of mobile …

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Why Doesn’t Apple HealthKit Include Mental Health Tracking?

Digital mental health is a fairly new but fast-growing field.<p>Apple’s HealthKit, which launched last year, is a service for people to pull together health and fitness data from their favorite apps. Apple refers to the service as the “beginning of a health revolution.”<p>But the revolution has its …

Do Mental Health Apps Help Anyone?

I probably don't need to tell you this but there are some dumb apps out there. An app that displays the word TAXI to help you hail one? One that shows you a zipper image and allows you to pretend you are -- get this-- unzipping it and then zipping it again? And don't even get me started on Yo, the …

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11 Apps That Will Help Improve Your Mental Health

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Pseudo-Therapy Apps: The Fad Diet Of Mental Health

Irene Gorodyansky Contributor<p>Irene Gorodyansky, PsyD, is a former statistician turned psychotherapist practicing in San Francisco.<p>There’s a life-threatening condition that prevents people from feeling pain. An afflicted person may leave their hand on a hot stove without realizing it. There are only …

VISR Raises A Million For An App That Helps Parents Spot Online Bullying, Mental Health Concerns On Kids’ Accounts

Parents today can be overwhelmed when trying to keep up with their child’s online activity, and often fail to spot troubling behavior like bullying, threats, sexting, and even possible mental health issues. A new app called VISR, which launched publicly just in time for back-to-school, has now …

The head-scratching reason there's no mental health apps

A few weeks ago, director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Thomas Insel announced his departure from public service—and his move to …

3 Things Bosses Can Do to Support Mental Health at Work | Inc.com

More people are starting to speak out at work about the importance of mental health.<p>Among them, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, are members of a new organization called the Stability Network, which is dedicated to promoting professional support for Americans who suffer from mental illness. …

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A bad economy means more reasons to watch our mental health at work

<i>Julian Barling holds the Borden Chair of Leadership in the Queen's School of Business, and is the author of</i> The Science of Leadership: Lessons from Research for Organizational Leaders.<p><i>The Globe and Mail is hosting a debate on the economy among the leaders of the three main political parties on</i> …

Emotions Impact Your Work -- So Why Don't Companies Take Mental Health Seriously?

Mental health in the workplace is neglected and rarely, if ever, addressed, according to an expert.<p><i>This story is part of our monthlong “</i><i>Work Well</i><i>” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this project</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>One somewhat unfortunate reality of living in …

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The importance of managing mental health in the workplace

When commerce grad Jeremiah Brown returned to his bank job after an extended leave to train and compete in the 2012 Olympics, the silver medalist in the men's eight rowing competition was grateful for the opportunity but quickly realized he didn't have the heart to give it his all.<p>He lasted a week. …