Daybreak Health: Revolutionizing Mental Health for Children and Youth in the US
This article is a summary of a YouTube video "Meet YC: Interview with Alex Alvarado of Daybreak Health (YC S20)" by Y Combinator
TLDR Daybreak Health is developing a digital mental health platform to address the crisis affecting 20 million children and youth in the US, and is shifting to a B2B2C model with funding from school districts and health plans to scale quickly and reach more kids in the next 18 months.
Daybreak Health is developing a digital mental health platform to address the crisis affecting 20 million children and youth in the US.
Providing mental health care for children is challenging due to various factors, but a multiplayer therapy system accessible to all children regardless of their socioeconomic background could be a solution.
Daybreak struggled with identifying their target market and navigating funding complexities.
The company is shifting to a B2B2C model, with funding from school districts and health plans, and aims to scale quickly to reach more kids in the next 18 months.
The co-founders and early employees shaped the service, while district and health leaders will drive its future success.
Attitudes towards adolescent mental health are changing, bringing more funding to organizations like Daybreak to meet the needs of the 20 million kids struggling with mental health issues.
The speaker expressed gratitude and encouraged the audience to continue their efforts.