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Leading Mental Health AI Startup mind.me adds Deputy Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition and Former Government of Canada Minister of Labour to its board of advisors
mind.me, a revolutionary mobile application that helps detect, manage and predict depression, secures former Minister of Labour, and current Deputy Leader at Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition to its board of advisors
MONTREAL, June 13, 2018 /CNW/ - Mind Mental Health Technologies Inc. a company which leverages mobility, artificial science and machine learning to develop products and services that help detect, manage and predict mental illness, today announced the appointment of Ms. Lisa Raitt to its board of advisors.
mind.me is an artificial intelligence platform built to help people who battle depression, better detect, manage, and ultimately predict depressive episodes. mind.me is a passive application that, once installed on a mobile device, requires no input or effort from the user. When mind.me detects the early symptoms of depression, treatment will be provided with both clinical and non-clinical interventions.
"We have to recognize depression early on, so that it can be treated more effectively; this is a common theme in the many depression roundtable discussions I've been involved with over the years," said Ms. Raitt. "mind.me offers exciting new technology that is non-obtrusive and passive, which is very promising for patients, caregivers and clinicians. The timing and relevance of mind.me's work is of utter importance in a world where more and more people are battling this invisible disease. I believe mind.me will make a world changing contribution for those living with and treating depression. I am proud to join them as an advisor and look forward to working with such an impressive group of individuals."
The Hon. Lisa Raitt, P.C., M.P., LL.B
Lisa Raitt was hired to serve as Corporate Secretary and General Counsel to the Toronto Port Authority and was named Harbourmaster and then President and CEO near-after. In 2010 she was named Minister of Labour, overseeing labour relations and health and safety in Canada's federal businesses. It was in Labour that Raitt pursued her passion for mental health issues and worked alongside the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) to help develop a National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.
Ms. Raitt was named the 2011 Champion of Mental Health in the Public Sector by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health in recognition of this work. Ms. Raitt currently serves as the Deputy Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition.
"Lisa's past and ongoing work in mental health and Government are a tremendous asset to mind.me, and we are thrilled to have her join the team," said Jonathan Levitt, mind.me co-founder. "Lisa's interest in solving for the mental health crisis in the workplace and our promise to help Canadian's lead healthier lives is central to mind.me's value proposition. "
About Mind Mental Health Technologies Inc.
Mind Mental Health Technologies Inc. is a company which leverages mobility, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to develop products and services that help detect, manage and predict mental illness. mind.me is the company's first application. http://mind.me/
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