Virtual Mental Health Services Access Depends on Where You Live

A new study of virtual mental health access adds details to the portrait of telehealth in the U.S. The RAND Corp study reveals significant regional variation in access to particular features of virtual mental health services. However, the study did not find evidence that telehealth aggravated access issues, especially for vulnerable populations. “The findings of […]

ONC, SAMHSA Team Up on $20M Behavioral Health IT Initiative

Federal agencies are looking to give behavioral health providers a technology boost. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will invest $20 million over the next three years on a program to help promote IT in behavioral health care settings. Behavioral […]

Eating Disorder Platform Arise Lands $6.5M; Being Health Rakes in $5.4M for Hybrid Mental Health Offering

Investing in eating disorder provider Arise Virtual eating disorder provider Arise has raised roughly $6.5 million, according to an SEC filing. This comes less than two years after the New York-based startup landed $4 million in capital. The provider offers personalized treatment for individuals living with eating disorders. It prioritizes hiring a diverse base of […]

Talkspace Partners with Bicycle Health to Break Down Barriers to Mental Health and Addiction Care

Virtual mental health provider Talkspace (Nasdaq: TALK) has inked a deal with digital addiction operator Bicycle Health to provide both companies’ patients with access to both therapy and opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment. More than 21 million adults have both a mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD), according to the 2022 National Survey on […]

Accompany Health Lands $56M to Launch Integrated Platform for Behavioral, Physical, Social Care

Accompany Health has raised $56 million in Series A funding to build out its integrated behavioral health, primary and social care platform for low-income patients. The Bethesda, Maryland-based startup pitches a holistic approach to care with in-home primary care services, wrap-around social support and care coordination. Its behavioral health offerings include short-term therapy, complex psychopharmacotherapy […]

Talkiatry Rolls Out New Behavioral Health Program for Seniors

Tele-behavioral health company Talkiatry is rolling out a new offering catered to the needs of the senior population. While the company has always treated patients five and older, this new program is designed to cater to some of the unique challenges of individuals over 65. It includes an extended initial appointment time from 60 to […]

US Senators Move to Eliminate In-Person Rule for Behavioral Health Telehealth Services

Lawmakers have reintroduced a bipartisan bill to make behavioral health delivered by telehealth more available to those on Medicare into Congress. Four sponsors have reintroduced the Telemental Health Care Access Act. The legislation would eliminate the in-person exam mandate to receive mental health services via telehealth. It undoes 2020 legislation that expanded telehealth access for […]

California Inks $680 Million Deal with Brightline, Kooth for Virtual Pediatric Mental Health Services

The state of California has inked a deal with pediatric behavioral health providers Brightline and Kooth to offer behavioral health services to all residents under 25 years old. The deal providing digital mental health resources to young Californians is valued at $680 million. Approximately 13 million children and young people will be able to access […]

[Updated] Legacy Telepsychiatry Provider Array Behavioral Care Restructures, Lays Off 10% of Workforce

Array Behavioral Care has laid off at least 10% of its workforce as it takes shape under new management and new investors. At the end of November, the Mount Laurel, New Jersey-based virtual psychiatry and therapy provider restructured the company, resulting in layoffs. Meanwhile, the company has undergone an evolution in its leadership team over […]

‘Not Every Business Survives’: 2024 Behavioral Health Venture Outlook

After an explosion of investment in 2021, behavioral health startups have faced a slowdown in venture capital funding over the last year. Despite past challenges, many venture investors continue to see significant opportunities in the behavioral health sector, anticipating substantial changes as innovative payment models and maturing companies help this market evolve. The long-awaited consolidation […]