Recent RCT studies have proven the effectiveness of delivering therapies via text message. Given that Mind Hero is affordable, easy to deploy, and can be scaled infinitely, we see it as a realistic option for closing current treatment gaps and reducing the stigma surrounding mental health.
At present, we continue to work on developing features and squashing bugs within the app while our Queens team leads the development of a coming research study. In addition, Mind Hero is being tested by a select group of residents in the Queens Psychiatry Program, along with business students at both Queens University and St. Lawrence College interested in shaping the next version.
Further details will be available after our public launch in mid-late 2018.