Nothing in this post is intended to be taken as medical advice. We do not offer medical advice. If you or someone you know needs help, scroll to the bottom of this page for links to important depression and mental health resources, and contact a healthcare provider.
CHAPTER 15: HOLISTIC HEALTH
- Introduction to Peter Hermann and BreatheAware
- Full conversation with Hermann:
- Previous podcast interview with Hermann:
- How the BreatheAware platform works
- How a product like BreatheAware might help someone like Sifuentes
- Outcomes from multi-modal interventions
- Financial and regulatory considerations for a platform like BreatheAware
- The outlook for innovation in mental health
CHAPTER 16: VIDEOCHAT THERAPY
- An introduction to Tom Hunter and iHope Network
- Full conversation with Tom Hunter:
- An overview of iHope Network’s telehealth system of delivering mental health services
- How the smartphone has changed the game for both monitoring and delivery of care
- Improvements for both patients and clinicians that are opened up through technology
- Regulatory and reimbursement challenges for telehealth services
- The future of innovation in mental health services
- An introduction to Jennifer Amis and Encounter Telehealth
- Full conversation with Jennifer Amis:
- Opportunities created by cloud technologies
- Telehealth and its role in accessible care
- A possible future for how and where care takes place
CHAPTER 17: INVESTING IN THE FUTURE OF HEALTH
- An introduction to Mike Suiters and Sandbox Industries
- What’s changed in the healthcare startup landscape in the past decade
- Up and coming mental health-related companies in the Sandbox portfolio
- The importance of better data collection and analysis
- What Suiters looks for in an investment, and why he got into the business of healthcare
- Caroline Leland – Freelance Journalist; Contributing Factors Host & Producer
- Peter Hermann – Founder & CEO, BreatheAware
- Tom Hunter – CEO, iHope Network
- Jennifer Amis – President & CEO, Encounter Telehealth
- Mike Suiters – Associate, Sandbox Industries
Companies referenced in this episode:
- Oscar Health reports 32% rise in members’ telehealth use
- Mindset App
- Crunchbase profile of Affectiva
Articles by BreatheAware:
- How to Deal With Stress Using Scientifically-Based Relaxation Techniques
- Natural Pain Management to Fight Opioid Abuse
- Control Your Breath, Control Your Life—The Health Benefits of Deep Breathing
- 8 Benefits of Deep Breathing
- How to Increase Brain Power through Deep Breathing
Selected studies on mindfulness and deep breathing:
- Herakova N, Nwobodo NHN, Wang Y, Chen F, Zheng D. Effect of respiratory pattern on automated clinical blood pressure measurement: an observational study with normotensive subjects. Clin Hypertens. 2017 Jul 18;23:15. doi: 10.1186/s40885-017-0071-3. eCollection 2017.
- Aritzeta A, Soroa G, Balluerka N, Muela A, Gorostiaga A, Aliri J. Reducing Anxiety and Improving Academic Performance Through a Biofeedback Relaxation Training Program. Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback. 2017 Jun 16. doi: 10.1007/s10484-017-9367-z.
- Allen M, Dietz M, Blair KS, van Beek M, Rees G, Vestergaard-Poulsen P, Lutz A, Roepstorff A. Cognitive-affective neural plasticity following active controlled mindfulness intervention. J Neurosci. 2012 Oct 31;32(44):15601-10. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2957-12.2012.
- Reiner K1, Tibi L, Lipsitz JD Do mindfulness-based interventions reduce pain intensity? A critical review of the literature. Pain Med. 2013 Feb;14(2):230-42. doi: 10.1111/pme.12006. Epub 2012 Dec 13.
- Kingston J, Chadwick P, Meron D, Skinner TCA pilot randomized control trial investigating the effect of mindfulness practice on pain tolerance, psychological well-being, and physiological activity. Psychosom Res. 2007 Mar;62(3):297-300.
- Bergeron CM, Almgren-Doré I, Dandeneau S. “Letting Go” (Implicitly): Priming Mindfulness Mitigates the Effects of a Moderate Social Stressor. Front Psychol. 2016 Jun 13;7:872. doi: 310.3389/fpsyg.2016.00872. eCollection 2016.
HOW TO GET HELP
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
What to do if you think you might be depressed (healthfinder.gov)
How Can I Get Help for Depression? (Healthline.com)
Finding Help (Anxiety and Depression Association of America)