The Right Path to Incorporating Digital Mental Health Services


In his State of the Union address, President Biden pledged to help “get all Americans

In his State of the Union address, President Biden pledged to help “get all Americans the mental health services they need.”  The president confirmed what many employers already know:  America’s mental health crisis has taken on new urgency as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drive up rates of depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse and other challenges.

Most organizational leaders believe they are stepping up to meet worker needs, but employees don’t necessarily see it that way.  According to new research by The Hartford, 82% of employers say their companies have improved access to workplace mental health services in recent years, but only 50% of workers agree.

To close that gap – and to help fulfill President Biden’s call – many organizations are turning to digital mental health solutions.  As of 2020, the digital mental health market was already robust at around $142 billion in sales.  Within five years it’s projected to reach $427 billion.

Yet, the overwhelming number of digital technologies on the market often leads to confusion and misalignment between what employees need and what these tools offer.  In order to choose the right solutions employers must start by asking the right questions.

Read the full article on the Forbes.com website