There is a problem in the mental healthcare industry. Access to the expertise of mental health professionals has been incredibly difficult, and too expensive. Mental healthcare is exceptionally important to your wellbeing, and having access to resources to better understand your mental health wellbeing shouldn’t be a struggle.
A startup named MedCircle founded in 2016 in Carlsbad, California USA hopes to solve this issue. Mental health education is what they offer to help individuals help themselves and their children. MedCircle also offers its expertise and services to help psychology students as well as healthcare workers, doctors, counselors, and psychiatrists in training.
Many individuals conduct their own mental healthcare research, however, Google searches do not guarantee credentialed content, and the popular website WebMd is just a single source of information. You want to receive the latest and most trusted content available from multiple sources while having it delivered in an easy-to-read digest.
How MedCircle works
MedCircle is a website platform that allows you to curate a specialized feed based on your preferences using artificial intelligence and machine learning technology.
The platform allows you to select specific topics that apply to you, or that you may be interested in such as ADD&ADHD, Eating Disorders, Family Issues, Trauma & PTSD, Depression, Workplace Issues, and more. After selecting your topic(s), MedCircle will generate a personalized feed just for you.
MedCircle’s team of twelve doctors and psychologists routinely creates new content and conducts research on various types of disorders, and delivers it in a way that is streamlined and easy to understand, perfect for users that are seeking to understand more about a particular disorder on-demand.
Their team’s goal is accessibility, and MedCircle hosts live classes hosted by a specialized doctor to explain certain topics, making it a great place to learn and ask questions. These classes are live on Zoom and are free for MedCircle subscribers. MedCircle offers a monthly plan starting at $19.99/month, and a yearly plan starting at $119.99/year.
A great value for psychology students
Psychology students and aspiring doctors find value in MedCircle as well. MedCircle has developed a curriculum that allows students to stream advanced topics with the MedCircle app. 500+ mental health videos and docu-series are available on-demand from credentialed doctors, with new videos being added every month. Students claim MedCircle is a great tool to use in medical school to prepare for exams.
“MedCircle has provided better explanations than any college professor I’ve ever had”. – Testimonial from a MedCircle Student Customer
Mental health trends in America
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 adults in America experiences a mental illness. 90% of those who die by suicide have an underlying mental illness. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America. Nearly 60% of adults with a mental illness didn’t receive mental health services in the previous year. MedCircle hopes to capitalize on these trends and highlight the importance of receiving medical health services and education to improve people’s lives.
Mental disorder diagnoses rising in Japan
A high disease burden of mental disorders has been noted worldwide, including in Japan. The WHO estimates that approximately 800,000 people worldwide and more than 20,000 people in Japan die due to suicide every year. If neglected. mental health disorders can potentially lead to suicide. Receiving adequate care and becoming knowledgeable about your disorder can go a long way to help cope and resolve it. Services like MedCircle may prove to be useful, as Japan is a high-stress country, more prominently in the city of Tokyo.
The digital future of mental healthcare
Technology has opened a new frontier in mental health support and data collection. Mobile devices like cell phones, smartphones, and tablets are giving the public, doctors, and researchers new ways to access help, monitor progress, and increase understanding of mental wellbeing. Mobile mental health support can be very simple but effective.
There are thousands of mental health apps available in iTunes and Android app stores, and the number is growing every year. However, this new technology frontier includes a lot of uncertainty. There is very little industry regulation and very little information on app effectiveness, which can lead consumers to wonder which apps they should trust.
Credentialed apps such as MedCircle are trusted and licensed. It is a great service for consumers seeking to learn more about their disorder and ways to overcome its effects. When seeking healthcare, receiving services digitally is fine. Just ensure the company or individual has professional credentials!
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