Addressing mental health can be a difficult challenge. Luckily, our Changemakers community has responded by presenting groundbreaking innovations to keep every individual healthy and strong. These winners were selected by the online community as two of the best solutions in improving mental wellbeing.
A Simple Approach to Family Health
Preventative mental health care is now more accessible thanks to the Family Coaching Clinics. Winner of the Disruptive Innovations in Health and Health Care: Solutions People Want competition, Family Coaching Clinics offers a series of targeted coaching sessions to help families craft a more individualized approach to mental support, allowing children to make healthy transitions from infancy to adolescence.
By positioning clinics in shopping malls, mental health care needs are placed at the forefront, de-stigmatizing mental health and putting early intervention, treatment and education within reach.
Gaming for Life
It’s tough being a teen, but there’s a new online game that helps young adults cope with life’s challenges. Very few young people receive proper guidance and support, leaving them to turn to the internet for answers.
Reach Out! Central, winner of the Why Games Matter: A Prescription for Improving Health and Health Care competition, was developed as an interactive and therapeutic learning tool to encourage young people ages 16 to 25 to deal with issues such as depression and anxiety by working through real-life scenarios.
Reach Out! Central’s simulated reality gaming follows a flexible storyline that allows users to interact with friends and family, track their mood, and stay on top of their progress.
Looking for more solutions? Check out new innovations as they’re entered in the Rethinking Mental Health: Improving Community Wellbeing competition.