May 02, 20 - 7:21 pm - LABS

The surge in demand for mental health care on Latin American digital platforms

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The isolation and social distance measures that have been taken to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus have made the demand for mental health services skyrocket. And in times like these, consultations and therapies must be provided online, something mastered by Latin American startups in this segment.

Over the last few months, PsyAlive (the startup’s name used outside of Brazil, where it operates as Psicologia Viva) saw the number of users double on its platform. The Brazilian startups Vittude, Zenklub, and Telavita also report rising demand for its services.