High Hopes for New Behavior Health App in Colorado

High Hopes for New Behavior Health App in ColoradoThere have been many advances in the world of mHealth over the last few years, including the increased access of healthcare to individuals in rural areas. It is estimated that approximately 70% of individuals who are in need of behavior and mental healthcare do not have the access they require to adequately manage their care.

It is for this reason that The Colorado Health Foundation has invested in a behavioral health app from myStrength Inc., a leading maker of mobile solutions designed “to help people suffering from anxiety, depression and stress.”

The app includes a variety of tools, such as step-by-step eLearning modules for managing depression, anxiety, stress and substance abuse.

It is estimated that once the app is in place, it will be utilized by tens of thousands of Colorado residents.

In a recent report from the Denver Post, a few details The Colorado Health Foundation’s $1.5 million investment to myStrengh Inc. was explored. While their apps make behavioral healthcare available to those in rural areas, they also make it easier to achieve for those who live in urban areas.

“Our mobile app in particular is designed so that individuals when they are out have access to immediate, in-the-moment tools and resources,” says MyStrength president Matthew Sopcich. “It is a tremendous opportunity to extend and be a part of that existing relationship with clinicians. That is really the central point of how it is used.”

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