Published at Green Market Report, Sept. 24
Mindleap Health, a subsidiary of Mydecine Innovations Group Inc. (OTC:MYCOF) has launched a digital health platform that combines telehealth with mood, emotion, and habit tracking. Starting with psychedelic integration, the Mindleap platform will bring mental health specialists online, enabling a new era of digital mental health and wellness. The company said that later this year it will add other types of mental health specialists such as addiction and holistic wellness specialists.
Simon Abou-Antoun Mindleap Chief Technology officer said, “Mindleap was designed with trust as our number one priority. Our platform is fully secure and all data is encrypted in-transit and at-rest and we are committed to each individual’s right to full privacy and confidentiality when they use our platform.”
The Mindleap platform is available for download for free on both the IOS and Google Play stores. Potential patients can browse vetted and experienced specialists and easily schedule appointments and purchase mental health services. Specialists on Mindleap benefit from the platform’s full freedom to manage their virtual practice on their terms setting their own prices, choosing the hours they work each week (with no minimums or maximums). Mindleap says its specialists are able to offer more personalized support all while providing end-users with the tools needed to track their progress and take control of their mental health.
The Mindleap platform said it will provide a comprehensive space for users to actively engage with specialists starting with aftercare for therapeutic psychedelic use.
The company has noted that over the past decade, a growing body of research published by leading academic institutions such as Imperial College of London, Yale University, and Johns Hopkins University has demonstrated that psychedelic medicines like MDMA, psilocybin (the active compound ingredient found in magic mushrooms), MDMA, and ketamine can be used as effective and safe treatments to treat a variety of mental health conditions, much better than current pharmacological treatments and therapies. In tandem with this breakthrough knowledge, a series of educational programs have emerged to educate mental health and wellness specialists on how to administer psychedelic medicines in guided therapeutic sessions, as well as to provide care after a psychedelic experience.
Integration specialists help clients through a systematic process that can turn their psychedelic experience into something practical – this can include making sense of unique images or ideas that came to mind during a psychedelic experience, as well as setting new goals, habits and behaviors that can help to improve a person’s life. This process is called integration or aftercare and is an important part of using psychedelics for therapeutic purposes and personal growth.
Mindleap says it does not encourage people to spend time on their phones while taking psychedelic substances, and does not facilitate psychedelic use via the platform, but acknowledges a need for people to connect with trained professionals who can help them discuss and understand their individual psychedelic experiences.
Mindleap’s software development team has built the platform to meet all HIPAA guidelines by implementing secure electronic access to health data and remains in compliance with privacy regulations and best practices. Mindleap said it has strict policies around how data is handled and stored; all data is encrypted in-transit and at-rest, and specialists are not permitted to save their clients’ data – they can only view it temporarily while the user chooses to share it during a video call.