Thursday, July 28
By Rob Waters
Good morning, readers. MindSite News Daily is on break this week. Instead, we bring you today two new MindSite News Originals (and a reminder about a story we published earlier this week). The two new stories revisit a digital mental health startup, Cerebral, we first wrote about back in November of last year. Reporter Julia Ingram interviewed current and former patients and employees to learn about how the company’s legal challenges – coupled with a changed telehealth prescribing environment – have left some patients unable to fill prescriptions from Cerebral providers. We also share an interview with Cerebral’s news CEO, David Mou, about changes in the company’s focus and its future plans.
And, in case you missed it, scroll all the way down to link to Betsy Ladyzhets’ story on the mental health challenges experienced by some long COVID patients – and how they are trying to take research and support into their own hands. Thanks for reading, and please feel free to forward this email to friends and colleagues who may find our work interesting.
MINDSITE NEWS ORIGINALS
The digital mental health startup Cerebral experienced meteoric growth with its launch in early 2020. More recently, it has become entangled in investigations and regulatory changes that have left some patients scrambling to fill their prescriptions.
Cerebral CEO David Mou on Lessons Learned, ‘Distasteful’ Marketing and ‘Tripling Down’ on Clinical Quality￼
An interview with the CEO of Cerebral, the virtual mental health company that experienced explosive growth in its valuation and business and is now recalibrating and dealing with legal challenges.
Many long COVID patients have struggled with mental illness – and felt their symptoms and needs dismissed. As a result, some “long-haulers” have become advocates and researchers, forming collaboratives to gather data and hunt for treatments.
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