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Accelerating Mental Health Solutions


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Accelerating Mental Health Solutions


 

Our Mission

To accelerate the innovations needed to provide every single person in the world with high quality mental healthcare.

 
 

About Us

At Affect, we come to work every day because we want to solve the biggest problems in mental healthcare. We don’t wait for the “next big thing”; we are out chasing it, building it, and improving it

We seek to harness contemporary innovations in science and technology to address the challenges of stigma, access, and quality of mental healthcare. 

Affect provides the best entrepreneurs and product professionals the protected time and resources they need to build products and services on a global scale. By providing these resources, we will empower, support and nurture a community to accelerate mental healthcare solutions. 

Our ambition is to build sustainable enterprises unafraid of transforming traditional approaches to mental health.

 

 

 
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Incubatees overview


Incubatees overview


Some concepts we're incubating

Over the past year our teams have been hard at work researching and identifying what it takes to build the products and services needed to transform mental healthcare. Under the umbrella of our mental healthcare incubator, these two projects are currently in the works:

 

1000 Journeys

By interviewing over 1,000 patients, loved ones, and healthcare providers, the 1,000 Journeys Project seeks to map out the problem space and seed products that solve the biggest challenges in mental healthcare. Click above to meet Malik, a young professional with bipolar disorder and Jessica a college student who battled depression.

 THE "DON'T PANIC" WEARABLE  The Don't Panic Wearable is an AI-based software compatible with existing wearables and mobile devices that monitors user data in real-time. Its purpose is to predict the onset of an anxiety attack and deploy in-the-moment user-specific CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) interventions to halt the progression of the anxiety attack. 



Towel

Towel is an AI-based software compatible with wearables such as FitBits that predicts and deploys in-the-moment interventions against panic attacks.

 

 
                                                   Click on dragon to read blog

                                                 Click on dragon to read blog

RYAN DOES RESI

Originally an anonymous outlet for her own mental illness journey, this blog has become a psychologist-recommended resource for patients and loved ones worldwide going through treatment and recovery from eating disorders. Ryan has revealed her identity as Kim Le, a successful financial analyst. But at what cost?

 
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                                             Click my mustache to see TED talk 

Kim's TED Talk on her eating disorder journey

After 12 years of vehement denial and silent suffering, Kim was dying in the hospital and forced to make the very difficult decision of checking into residential treatment. This is her story. 

http://www.ryandoesresi.com/