Updated: Aug 9, 2022
Our mental health is foundational to our wellbeing. However, mental health services are too often stigmatized and under resourced. For this reason, Winnie Bien Aime, founder of Thrive Unburdened, strives to change the delivery of mental health services. Through the combination of telehealth and in-person appointments, Thrive Unburdened seeks to increase the accessibility of mental health services, especially for women and underserved communities.
Thrive Unburdened is working to break down the barriers which prevent access to quality counseling and life coaching. For many people, arriving to an in-person counseling appointment requires time and resources that are not available. With telehealth, the same quality of care can be delivered, but with a convenience that makes prioritizing mental health possible. Major telehealth counseling services such as Betterhelp and Talkspace have proven this model effective and appreciated by those who use these platforms.
However, the Thrive Unburdened model is unique, as it is based on increasing access of mental health services for women and underserved communities. The most significant barrier of access for mental health services comes down its cost. Counseling is not reliably insured, making it easy to put off caring for our mental health. Thrive Unburdened hopes to become a non-profit service with the ability to provide quality care for everyone, regardless of what they can pay. Every person deserves to thrive. Join the Open Innovation on April 7th learn more about the potential for more equitable delivery of mental health services.