Canadian technology company Healthy Minds Solutions (HMS) recently launched MindWoRx to help companies assist their employees overcome their anxiety and depression and help them handle the day-to-day stress and pressure at work and at home.
Richard Caballero, HMS Founder and CEO said MindWorx is a 100 percent web-based online mental health platform for companies and an innovative and self-guided behavior therapy platform with over 150,000 users globally using the Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) approach. He added the platform includes a web-based Anxiety and Depression Assessment Test, online Mental Recovery and Resiliency Courses, and a Community Support Forum monitored by licensed therapists.
“Human resources professionals are faced with an ever-increasing mental health challenges from their workforce. HR practitioners are looking for a preventative and innovative solution that will not only help manage the mental health issues of their employees but also provide them with tools that will help them become more mentally resilient. HMS has the solution,” Caballero said.
“One company that acknowledges the importance of mental fitness is Medicareplus, one of the leading HMOs in the country. They recently signed up a strategic partnership with HMS to offer MindWoRx to their plan holders,” he added.
Caballero observed there has been an increased focus on mental health during the pandemic. However, many of those who feel anxious and depressed may not have the mental health solutions within their reach.
Research shows that an estimated 25 percent of Filipinos are suffering from various mental illnesses including anxiety and depression, considered the 3rd most common disabilities in the country. The Philippines ranks third among countries with the highest rates of mental disorders in the Western Pacific Region. Mental illness is a much larger kind of pandemic that, if unaddressed, can severely affect millions of Filipinos.
However, he lamented that Filipino culture has attached a social stigma on mental illnesses and consider it as a reflection on the person’s character, prompting most to suffer in silence and not seek help, even from their own families. Accessibility to mental health help is also limited and unaffordable to many, he pointed out.
Caballero said he is happy that HMS has been given the opportunity to break this stigma by providing companies with mental health solutions and services that are effective, confidential, convenient, research-based and affordable.
“One company that acknowledges the importance of mental fitness is Medicareplus, one of the leading HMOs in the country,” he said.