Meomind partners with employers to offer employees access to personalized recorded therapy sessions anytime, anywhere
PACIFICA, Calif., July 7, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Meomind, a mental health app for employees, emerged from stealth today, launching its unique product and services to businesses. The company is led by former Optum executive Sushant Gupta, cognitive behavioral therapist Anni Kelley-Day and former Homebase product leader Makan Amini. Meomind is set to transform the way employers offer mental health benefits, at a time when the mental health crisis is at an all-time high and inadequate access to quality therapy is a pressing issue for employees.
"Meomind is an especially powerful tool for employers, who now can take a more proactive approach to reduce burnout and lower healthcare spending by offering Meomind to their teams," said Meomind Co-Founder and CEO Sushant Gupta. "Meomind addresses a huge range of mental health issues that aren't covered by meditation and self-help apps and are not severe enough for expensive one-on-one therapy."
Meomind helps businesses assist employees with their mental health through a new type of employer benefit program. Employers have realized the importance of providing wellness benefits in recent years. However, most current programs fall short when it comes to addressing mental health. In fact, 55% of people with mental illness go untreated1. Meomind's scalable program supplements existing mental health benefits to give employees immediate access to clinical expertise and evidence-based practices.
Meomind's innovative app removes barriers to seeking therapy. It's easy to use and leverages machine learning to help employees access an extensive library of recorded therapy sessions conducted by licensed, handpicked therapists. Since all the sessions are recorded, employees can anonymously access the sessions and associated exercises anytime, anyplace, and get the help they need when they need it the most - free of all barriers encountered with traditional in-person treatment. Over 85% of users report feeling better after listening to a Meomind session. It is also rated among the top 10 therapy apps on the App Store.
The startup has attracted an impressive slate of clinical advisors, including Dr. Bruce E. Wampold, a renowned psychotherapy researcher with over 50,000 citations, and Dr. John C. Norcross, former president of the Psychotherapy Division at American Psychological Association.
Meomind has already raised seed capital from Fusion Fund, Artis Ventures, and several marquee angel investors, including former executives from KKR, Blackstone, Sequoia Capital, Headspace, McKinsey & Company and Abbott Laboratories. Thus far, the app features over 200 recorded sessions and has been downloaded over 10,000 times pre-launch.
"Meomind is a radically different mental health solution for providing evidence-based, recorded therapy sessions to deal with wide-ranging mental health issues and prevent them from becoming worse," said Lu Zhang, Founder and Managing Partner of Fusion Fund. "Meomind is an excellent partner for companies who see value in promoting better mental health in and out of the office."
Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Meomind is a venture-backed mental health app that seeks to bring quality mental health care through an employer benefits platform. It is led by former Optum executive Sushant Gupta, cognitive behavioral therapist Anni Kelley-Day and former Homebase product leader, Makan Amini. The founding team realized that employees need better tools to address the growing mental health crisis in the U.S. The Meomind app makes immediate impact on employees' lives by increasing mental wellness through a program that is easy to deploy and has a low cost of ownership for the employer.
To learn more about the company, visit meomind.com.
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