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SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2021 — According to the latest Mental Health Index: U.S. Worker Edition, employer-backed mental health initiatives may be starting to pay off for older workers. When it comes to employees ages 40+, many measures of mental health are now at pre-pandemic levels or better. Employees aged 40-59 are bouncing back after several months of declining mental health. Since June, depressive disorder is down (59%), stress is down (18%) and negativity is down (12%). Data also shows that for employees age 60+, anxiety levels are down (47%) and are now lower than before COVID-19. Further, depression is down (89%) in just the last two months.[]

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SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, Aug 19, 2021 — Americans are not coping well according to the Mental Health Index: U.S. Worker Edition. Against the backdrop of the rising delta variant and a race by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to bring back mask mandates, risk of PTSD continues to surge. Incidence of PTSD risk is up 83% when compared to pre-pandemic and has skyrocketed an alarming 61% over the past six months. Further, employees ages 40-59, many of who are management-level workers, are riddled with anxiety, stress and negativity amid political divisiveness and renewed concerns over return-to-work and back-to-school plans. For this group: []

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SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, July 15, 2021 — As pandemic life gives way to a new normal, employees are searching for more flexibility, less stress and more happiness. Experts warn that leading with empathy will be more critical than ever when it comes to employee recruitment and retention efforts. According to the Mental Health Index: U.S. Worker Edition, elevated risk of pandemic-fueled PTSD (up 56% when compared to pre-COVID-19) continues; driving stress levels up and adversely impacting employee resilience and cognition. []

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SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTONJune 17, 2021 — Employers beware – pandemic-fueled trauma is driving a dramatic decline in employee focus, especially among the nation’s youngest and oldest workers. According to the latest Mental Health Index: U.S. Worker Edition, risk of PTSD is up 36% between February and May 2021 and is now 55% higher than pre-pandemic. []

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2021 / — In an opinion poll released today by Total Brain, working Americans overwhelmingly (74%) agree that their employers genuinely care about the mental health of their workers. Further, nearly half (44%) say their corporate leadership is empathetic when it comes to their mental health concerns. Yet, caring and empathetic leadership is not enough for employees returning to the workplace after a year-long ride on a pandemic-fueled roller coaster.

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SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, April 15, 2021 — As Americans flock to vaccine sites nationwide, a collective sigh of relief is almost palpable. Yet, for some, despite the promise of protection from a deadly and unpredictable virus, the trauma of the past year is just now taking its toll. According to the Mental Health Index: U.S. Worker Edition, employees ages 40-59 are experiencing worrisome declines in mental health over the last few months. Risk of PTSD has increased 51% since January; and planning, which impacts decisiveness, is down 10% in March 2021. Further, risk of general anxiety is 86% higher than before the pandemic. Findings also reveal that these employees have increased feelings of panic (9%) and fear (12%) when compared to before COVID-19. []

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SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, March 18, 2021 — Last year took U.S. workers on a pandemic-fueled emotional roller coaster marked by alarmingly high mental health risk levels and worrisome declines in cognitive capacities. As we mark the somber one-year anniversary of COVID-19, Americans are demonstrating their mental resilience. According to the latest Mental Health Index: U.S. Worker Edition, employees are showing mental health improvements – a continuation of the positive trend set in January 2021. By end of last month, stress, memory, resilience, conscious negativity, risk of PTSD, social anxiety and depression returned to levels recorded prior to the pandemic. []

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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 24, 2021 — The COVID pandemic is having a dramatic impact on U.S. students’ mental health which, in turn, is affecting precious cognitive capacities like memory, focus and planning according to a neuroscientific study conducted by Total Brain and the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE). []

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SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2021 –The new year brings promising news for employers increasingly challenged to support their workers’ mental health amid COVID-19. According to the latest Mental Health Index: U.S. Worker Edition, by the end of January, employees’ stress and risk of general anxiety dropped down to pre-pandemic levels. Resilience and social connectivity climbed back to positive levels not seen since before February 2020. []

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SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2021 –The state of mind of the U.S. workforce does not reflect the optimism and mental health relief hoped for with the availability of the COVID-19 vaccines. Quite the opposite. According to the Mental Health Index: U.S. Worker Edition, between November and December there was a 48% increase in the risk of depression – a perilous risk level not seen since the height of the pandemic this past spring. Further, employees’ focus dropped 62% – a record low since the inception of the research in February 2020. []

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SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2020 Total Brain, a mental health and brain performance self-monitoring and self-care platform, is pleased to announce that the company’s CEO Louis Gagnon has been named one of the Top 25 Consumer HealthTech Executives of 2020 by The Healthcare Technology Report. Each nominee was evaluated based on their career track record, reputation among peers and colleagues, experience in the industry, and company achievements. Companies represented in this year’s awards are industry leaders providing effective, secure, and accessible products for individuals to better treat illness and manage their health. []

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SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2020 According to the Mental Health Index: U.S. Worker Edition, women’s risk of drug and alcohol addiction is up 65% since September. This alarming news is set against a backdrop of insufficient sleep. Female employees’ risk of sleep apnea has climbed 126% over the past 10 months. []

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SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2020 — Until now, the Mental Health Index: U.S. Worker Edition has shown women bearing the emotional brunt of COVID-19. However, brain assessments taken in August through October reveal a troubling new trend. Men’s mental health is declining, and is, in some cases, on par with or worse than that of women. []

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SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2020 — Since March 2020, the Mental Health Index: U.S. Worker Edition has tracked the downward spiral of Americans’ mental health catalyzed by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Until now, data presented only troubling news. According to the latest Mental Health Index: U.S. Worker Edition, employees’ risk of depression (up 64%) and general anxiety (up 43%) remain significantly elevated when compared to pre-pandemic. Yet, the risk of general anxiety disorder is stable from August to September and risk of depression saw a low single-digit 6% increase. Stress and anxiety levels are stabilizing. And risk of PTSD declined 22% from August to September and is approaching February levels – a sign of continued adaptation to the current state of our world. []

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SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2020 — Americans have been living in a highly-prolonged state of unpredictability amid COVID-19. The consequence of this chronic stress, anxiety and depressive mood is the declining cognitive performance of the nation’s workers. According to the Mental Health Index: U.S. Worker Edition, sustained attention, the driver of task completion, is down 31% in August when compared to February pre-pandemic. Planning, the capacity to make decisions and drive strategy, is down 15% since February. []

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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10, 2020 — Total Brain, a leading mental health and brain performance platform, today announced that the company has joined forces with acclaimed composer and producer John Vitale to create NeuroTunes, a neuroscience-inspired music and soundscapes module to reduce anxiety and stress in-the-moment. NeuroTunes is based on the latest neuroscience on anxiety and stress reduction. This new Total Brain module is now available to users automatically when updating the app. []

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SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2020 — The risk for depression among U.S. workers has risen an alarming 102% since February, according to findings from the Mental Health Index. The escalating threat of developing depressive mood disorder shows little sign of abating. Between June and July, the risk of depression climbed a staggering 31%. []

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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 17, 2020 — Total Brain, a leading mental health and brain performance self-monitoring and self-care platform, today announced the appointment of Melissa Frieswick to the position of Chief Revenue Officer.[]

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SAN FRANCISCO AND WASHINGTON, July 16, 2020 – According to the Mental Health Index by Total Brain, the number of employed adults at risk for mental health conditions remained alarmingly elevated when comparing February, pre-pandemic, with June. Data, released today, shows =54% Depressive Order, +49% PTSD, +41% General Anxiety Disorder, +11% Addiction. []

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SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTONJune 16, 2020 — As COVID-19 continues to sweep the globe, the emotional and cognitive toll on Americans remains ever present; but for working women, the impacts are greater. According to the May Mental Health Index: U.S. Worker Edition, anxiety levels for working women have increased 52% since February versus 29% for their male counterparts. Further, women’s level of depressed mood has increased 83% versus 36% for men. Women are also at a greater risk than men for general anxiety disorder (98% vs. 67%) and depression (177% vs.134%). []

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 19, 2020 — Working Americans’ risk of addiction, depressive disorder and PTSD has doubled between February and April 2020, according to The Mental Health Index: U.S. Worker Edition powered by Total Brain in partnership with One Mind at Work. Not surprising, feelings of stress rose 38 percent, anxiety 54 percent and depressive mood 61 percent. Data shows that the marked spike in declining mental health corresponds with the rise in U.S. COVID-19 cases.[…]

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2020 — Total Brain, a mental health and wellness monitoring and support platform, today announced a partnership with the Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE), a national collaborative of institutions and organizations committed to increasing favorable youth outcomes and reducing risk. This partnership will promote positive youth development by offering CARE collaborative teen beneficiaries access to Total Brain’s neuroscience-based mental health and wellness assessment and screening tools. Special focus will be on individuals transitioning from high school to college and college to the workforce, a cohort among the most at risk for mental health conditions and suicide.[…]

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SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, 2020 — Total Brain, a mental health and wellness monitoring and support platform, today announced that the company will partner with One Mind at Work, a coalition of leading employers aimed at creating mentally healthy workplaces.[…]

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SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2020 — According to new research released today by Total Brain, more than half of Americans say they are suffering from anxiety brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic; with 20 percent of those respondents citing that they are very anxious. In response, Total Brain, the neuroscience-based mental health and wellness digital platform, is offering individuals nationwide free access to its monitoring and support resources for three months. Total Brain hopes to reduce fear and negativity and increase calmness, flexibility and positivity during these trying times.[…]

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SAN FRANCISCO, March 18, 2020 — More than half (58 percent) of U.S. workers say they are suffering from anxiety brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic; with almost two in five (35 percent) reporting that this anxiety is interfering with their workplace productivity and one in four stating that it is negatively impacting the quality of their work.These findings were announced today by Total Brain, the neuroscience-based mental health and wellness digital platform that commissioned the research. […]

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SAN FRANCISCONov. 25, 2019 — New research shows that if given the opportunity, more than one-third (39.9%) of Americans would skip the holiday season this year due to the stress associated with it. Additionally, more than one-third of 18-34 year-olds are getting stressed about the holidays earlier than in previous years – according to a new survey announced by Total Brain, a mental health and fitness app. […]

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Aug. 28, 2019 — IBM announced today the launch of GRIT, a digital solution for veterans, active-duty service members, and reservists that provides a mobile experience to help them understand and strengthen their mental fitness, social connections, and overall well-being.  […]

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Aug. 7, 2019 — Total Brain is collaborating with CNA, one of the largest U.S. commercial property and casualty insurance companies, in an effort to understand the impact improved mental health and fitness can have on the quality of life of long-term care policyholders. For years, science has pointed to a link between mental and physical health.  […]

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July 22, 2019 — Total Brain, a neuroscience-based mental health and fitness platform, is joining the American Heart Association’s Center for Health Technology & Innovation’s (the Center) Innovators Network.  […]

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July 10, 2019 — Total Brain CEO Louis Gagnon and CaaStle CEO Christine Hunsicker sit down with Wells Fargo Executive Vice President and Co-head of Corporate Investment Banking Walter Dolhare and Bloomberg’s  […]

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 28, 2019 — With Mental Health Month in full swing, Mental Health America (MHA) and Total Brain are shining a spotlight on mental health in the workplace with research […]

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, 2019 – Total Brain sponsor of the iSPOT-D study (International Study to Predict Optimized Treatment in Depression), has successfully developed an objective Personalized Medicine […]

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SAN FRANCISCO, April 22, 2019 — Mental Health America (MHA), the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness, and Total Brain, a mental […]

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Easy-to-use neuroscience-based app to be a key component of new Executive Coaching Program SAN FRANCISCO, April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Total Brain announces its partnership with […]

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