We are very happy to share that we have raised $3.5 million from a fantastic group of venture capital firms and strategic angels to expand our teletherapy service for teens and young adults. We’re also changing our name from UpLift to Joon Care. Read the press release.
There are over 50 million teens and young adults between the ages of 13 and 24 in the United States and, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately half experience anxiety, depression or other mental health disorders during these years. Moreover, according to the CDC, the mental health burden this age group faces is so high that suicide is now the second-leading cause of death among teens and young adults.
Now, as a result of COVID-19 and the feelings of loss and isolation caused by quarantining and social distancing, over 70% of teens and young adults are reporting clinically significant levels of anxiety, depression and loneliness.
Joon therapists treat anxiety, depression, stress and related conditions using an evidence-based, skills-focused approach that is personalized for each individual client. And our clinical team recognizes that addressing the mental health of our clients also includes supporting parents and, when appropriate, collaborating with primary care providers. We are committed to helping our clients achieve their mental health goals.
If you are the parent or guardian of a teenager (age 13+) or you are a young adult (18+) and are interested in learning about Joon’s teletherapy service, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation.
Our unique approach leverages technology to make high-quality, evidence-based therapy more accessible and more engaging for teens and young adults. Our clients get the best of traditional therapy - live sessions with a dedicated and qualified therapist - but on their terms, using the mobile platforms they're most familiar with, and with tools to help them build skills and make change in their lives.
Most importantly, it’s working. Our clients are, on average, reporting less anxiety and depression across their course of treatment with Joon.
We are hiring licensed mental health professionals with experience providing evidence-based treatment to individuals ages 13-24. We are building an amazing team that puts clients and therapists first. If you are highly motivated and want to help us support youth, young adults and their families, we’d love to speak with you.