Mental illnesses are common across the world and come in different conditions, shapes, and degrees of severity. And yet, about 50% of major depressions are untreated and up to 50% of chronic sick leaves are due to depression/anxiety in Europe.
While Wolfpack Digital provides well-rounded solutions and a quality framework for core product development, migrations to newer technologies, digital transformation, and support for innovation management to all the healthcare partners we have, mental health plays a huge role in our organization’s mission.
We are aware that people with mental illness challenges struggle with both their symptoms and the stereotypes and stigma surrounding the mental health misconception, and our goal is to support initiatives that will reduce the impact of stigma on people with mental illness, but also provide the digital tools that will ease the process.
By being aware, we mean that we always consider the fact that nearly one in five U.S. adults lives with a mental illness (51.5 million in 2019), according to the National Institute of Mental Health, and each year, 25% of the European population suffers from depression or anxiety (according to World Health Organization).
This is why every year we set goals to make mental health treatment more accessible through mobile apps and strive to integrate people who are stigmatized through our digital products and support within the health community - be it within hackathons, mentorship, or anything else we can do to combat stigma, to educate and to provide easier access to mental health solutions through digitalization.
As employers, local business leaders (aka tech community glue), and partners of multiple entrepreneurs, we have a duty to take mental health seriously:
part of the Wolfpack Digital team during a yoga session
The latest action we took was to be the unique partner and supporter of the e-Mental Health Hackathon! An online event that empowered all undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in healthcare innovation to develop ingenious solutions to ‘Mental Health Care’. Together with our partners, Hive Innovation we've designed this event to educate, inspire, mentor, and help university students tackle Europe’s Mental Health challenges through digital solutions.
Additionally, because we know there are tens of therapy app, suicide prevention apps, and anxiety management apps in the mobile marketplaces now. But only a few of them are truly accurate and help people, so we decided to cover in an article the process of How to build a reliable suicide prevention app. We included:
We have a team of tech experts who understand the needs for a mental health app, be it for suicide prevention, anxiety management, meditations, or patient management & communication! Our CEO, Gina Lupu, also published 6 Lessons for Building Great Medical Software - Digitalising the Healthcare Industry and Health Apps that you can go through if have a health startup! If you're looking to digitalize any health services or any part of the medical act, get in touch with us and let’s talk - We can surely help!