GETTYSBURG (October 9, 2022) — By July 2021, investments in digital health exceeded all of 2020. In the U.S. alone, $29.1 billion was funneled into digital health startups. Among the top-funded digital health clinical domains, mental health took the lead at $5.1 billion. This is over 10 times the investment in 2017, and $3.3 billion more than any other clinical indication.1

It has been almost 10 years since Aileen Lee coined the term “unicorn” to describe a privately held company valued over $1 billion.2 In behavioral health, companies that have achieved unicorn status include some commonly known names such Talkspace, Calm, and Lyra Health. These companies with their investment dollars are already reshaping patient care and care delivery.3

Join Otsuka and OPEN MINDS on December 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm ET as we explore how patient care is evolving in the face of the behavioral health unicorns and what it means strategically for your organization.

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  2. Oss, M. E. (2022, January 21). The unicorn next door. OPEN MINDS. Retrieved August 13, 2022, from
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About The Trends in Behavioral Health Series

The Trends in Behavioral Health Series provide information and insights into the multi-layered United States behavioral health system. They include in-depth view of current statistics, prevailing issues, and emerging trends in order to inform the discussions, debates, and decision-making of policy-makers, payers, providers, advocates and consumers. The complete Trends in Behavioral Health Series addresses current behavioral health care trends topics, including:

  • A look at the national policy that is shaping the U.S. health and human services market
  • A view of the state behavioral health delivery systems that were created by a combination of historical practices, federal and state policy, and market factors over recent years
  • An examination of the practices of health plans that manage both physical and behavioral health care for the vast majority of the U.S. population
  • A deep-dive into behavioral health care access and delivery of care from the consumer perspective

The Trends in Behavioral Health Series also include Guide Updates that provide concise summaries of major changes occurring in the industry. These include high-level impacts of situations affecting behavioral health care (such as COVID-19), new trends, policy changes, and much more.

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PsychU is a free community and online resource library for mental health. Our members share one simple belief: Enhanced information, increased collaboration, and ongoing discussion will lead to improved mental health care and patient outcomes for individuals with mental illnesses.

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