Jan 14, 2021
The Promise and Peril of Virtual Mental Health Care
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COVID-19 has been no friend to our collective mental health. Rates of anxiety and depression have soared since the pandemic began, as has alcohol and drug use.

In this episode of Brainstorm, Michal Lev-Ram and Brian O’Keefe talk to business leaders leveraging technology to address the problem.

Robin McIntosh, co-founder and co-CEO of Workit Health, a virtual rehab service, extols the ability of telemedicine to increase accessibility for those seeking treatment.

And while that’s unquestionably a good thing, says venture capitalist Hunter Walk; investors in these companies can't adopt a growth-at-all-costs mentality. He explains why.

Finally, Cisco’s Chief People Officer, Fran Katsoudas, discusses how the company is protecting employees’ mental health in these unprecedented times.

Visit to get resources, tips for talking about mental health, and more.

If you or anyone you know is struggling, there's help available, any time. It's free and you'll reach a trained volunteer. You can reach the Crisis Text Line by texting the word HOME to 741-741, or call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.

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