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‘This is Your Life in Silicon Valley’: Former Pinterest President, Moment CEO Tim Kendall on Smartphone Addiction

Welcome to this week’s transcribed edition of This is Your Life in Silicon Valley. We’re running an experiment for Extra Crunch members that puts This is Your Life in Silicon Valley in words – so you can read from wherever you are. This is Your Life in Silicon Valley was originally started by Sunil Rajaraman and ...

The “ghost networks” of mental health professionals that US health insurers rely on to deny care to their patients

If you've decided to investigate treatment options for your mental health, your health insurer will cheerfully refer you to a list of hundreds of providers -- but as STAT's Jack Turban discovered, this "network" of providers is actually a "ghost network," filled with wrong numbers that ring in McDonald's restaurants and jewelers. If you happen ...

Risks and rewards of digital therapeutics in treating mental disorders

Madeline Stein & Michael Stein Contributor Share on Twitter Madeline Stein is a first year Doctorate student at Saybrook University studying Applied Psychophysiology within the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences. Michael Stein (@MichaelStein16) is an attorney and angel investor, with a focus on technology companies that want to make the world a better ...

Youper, a chatbot that helps users navigate their emotions, raises $3 million in seed funding

Youper, a mental health app with a chatbot it calls an “emotional health assistant,” has raised $3 million in seed funding from Goodwater Capital. The funds will be used to accelerate development of Youper’s artificial intelligence-based capabilities and grow its user base. Based in San Francisco, Youper was co-founded in 2016 by Dr. Jose Hamilton. ...

Second study links ‘13 Reasons Why’ to increase in youth suicides

05.31.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

According to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry using suicide data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a 13 percent uptick in youth suicides occurred in the three months after the 13 Reasons Why premiere. Read more here. Read more.... ...

Another study points to link between ’13 Reasons Why’ and increased youth suicides

05.29.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Last month, researchers published a study that found an association between the debut of Netflix's teen drama, 13 Reasons Why, and a subsequent uptick in youth suicides. The show depicted the grisly suicide of its protagonist, which alarmed mental he... ...

Women and girls will feel so seen by new guidelines for their mental health

05.13.2019 · Posted in Health Articles, Technology Articles

Being a girl or woman is knowing that you're full of complexities and contradictions that society helped create but discourages you from claiming or criticizing.  The doting mother secretly battles depression intensified by the expectation of "h... ...