GETTYSBURG, Pa. (July 24, 2022) – OPEN MINDS and SilverCloud Health, part of Amwell, have published a white paper entitled, “Are the Kids Alright? Not Really.” This new resource addresses the mental health crisis children are experiencing across the United States and offers solutions to account for the behavioral health workforce shortages and increased service needs.

The Adolescent Behaviors and Experiences Survey from January to June 2021, conducted by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is one of the first major analyses regarding the issues within children’s mental health. The results revealed that between 2009 and 2021 that there was a 5% increase of children who considered attempting suicide. Of the 7,705 students surveyed 44.2% of youth reported feelings of sadness or hopelessness in the prior 12 months. These results exposed the massive need for more behavioral health services all over America. Unfortunately, in-person mental health centers are chronically overbooked and there simply are not enough providers to serve both pediatric and adult mental health patients.

With these findings in mind, SilverCloud, part of Amwell, developed scalable, on demand digital programs to provide children and their caregivers with the tools and resources needed to regulate mental health illnesses and prevent crises. The Family Bundle, Amwell’s digital mental health solution, incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) such as psychoeducation and relaxation, to increase awareness and gradual exposure, with the aim of being able to manage anxiety or depression. Learn more in the Are the Kids Alright? Not Really white paper.

This white paper is being provided to OPEN MINDS readers free of charge, courtesy of SilverCloud. To download “Are the Kids Alright? Not Really” and learn how SilverCloud’s, digital platforms are providing knowledge, treatment, and tools to improve mental health in adolescents, please click here.

About SilverCloud Health

SilverCloud Health is the world’s leading digital mental health company, enabling providers, health plans and employers to deliver clinically validated digital health/therapeutic care that improves outcomes, increases access and scale while reducing costs. The company’s multi-award-winning digital mental health platform is a result of over 18 years of clinical research with leading academic institutions. Today, SilverCloud is being used by over 500 organizations globally to meet their populations’ mental health needs. Global experts have deeply validated the platform through full randomized control trials and real-world data from over half a million SilverCloud users. The platform continues to lead the industry with its effectiveness, engagement and range of clinical programs that encompasses the spectrum of mental health needs. Learn more at www.silvercloudhealth.com.

SilverCloud Health was recently acquired by Amwell® (NYSE: AMWL), a leading global telehealth platform that connects and enables providers, insurers, patients, and innovators to deliver greater access to more affordable, higher quality care. The acquisition provides SilverCloud with an opportunity to expand its delivery of proven behavioral healthcare capabilities to further advance the reach and impact of care teams around the globe. To learn more visit: https://business.amwell.com.

About OPEN MINDS

OPEN MINDS is a national market intelligence, management consulting, and marketing services firm specializing exclusively in the markets of the health and human service field that serve consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs. OPEN MINDS’ mission is to provide payers, service provider organizations, and technology and scientific firms that serve these consumers with the market and management knowledge needed to improve their organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Learn more at www.openminds.com.

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