Read the original article here. On September 30th, Mindleap is launching its mental health platform app for IOS and Android. According to the article, “Starting with psychedelic integration, the Mindleap platform will bring mental health specialists online, enabling a new era of digital mental health and wellness.” The company has also said they will be bringing on more mental health specialists later this year to address addiction, drug harm reduction and holistic wellness.
Mindleap says its specialists are able to offer more personalized support all while providing end-users with the tools needed to track their progress and take control of their mental health. By tracking your mental health over time, they’ll be able to quantify your progress so you can be honest with yourself about how you’re doing. The Mindleap platform said it will provide a comprehensive space for users to actively engage with specialists starting with aftercare for therapeutic psychedelic use.
The article also notes, “Integration specialists help clients through a systematic process that can turn their psychedelic experience into something practical – this can include making sense of unique images or ideas that came to mind during a psychedelic experience, as well as setting new goals, habits and behaviors that can help to improve a person’s life.”
But how much will this all cost? Answer, we don’t yet know. Specialists will be able to choose their hours and prices, so they will vary. So far we know that you can schedule secure video calls once you’ve found a specialist you want to work with.
Sessions can last 20, 40, or 60 minutes, and many specialists offer a free 15-minute introductory session to determine if you are a good fit for one another. During video sessions, you have the option to share the data you’ve recorded on yourself with your specialist. Note that specialists can only see this data while you share it with them, and cannot save it.
Mindleap’s software development team has built the platform to meet all HIPAA guidelines by implementing secure electronic access to health data and remains in compliance with privacy regulations and best practices. The company said it has strict policies around how data is handled and stored; all data is encrypted in-transit and at-rest, and specialists are not permitted to save their clients’ data.
Their proprietary platform is designed by clinical psychologists and neuroscientists to provide professional support and personalized treatment for every person. With a unique combination of video calling and mood, emotion, and behavior monitoring, the Mindleap app may provide a comprehensive space for people to actively engage with specialists and enact change in their lives.
Lastly, Mindleap says it does not encourage people to spend time on their phones while taking psychedelic substances, and does not facilitate psychedelic use via the platform, but acknowledges a need for people to connect with trained professionals who can help them discuss and understand their individual psychedelic experiences.