To accelerate the innovations needed to provide every single person in the world with high quality mental healthcare.
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.
Over the past year we 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:
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.
Towel is an AI-based software compatible with wearables such as FitBits that predicts and deploys in-the-moment interventions against panic attacks.
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?
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.