Mental Health Organizations, NGOs, People and Resources

By pjain      Published Oct. 26, 2019, 3:22 a.m. in blog Startups   

Associations, Motivating Tech

Mental health Assoc of SF

  • Runs MHASF programs
  • Organizer of Annual Redefining Crazy: It's the System, Not the People, Nov 6, 2019
  • Prior SOLVE speaker series?

  • Nicollette Maristela, Communications Specialist at Mental Health Association of SF - holds large hackathons

Mental health tech nonprofit HackMentalHealth is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the world's largest community of mental health tech advocates. This organization is known for hosting an annual mental health hackathon with 500+ attendees.

  • Stephen Cognetta
  • Ex-product @Google, Princeton CS. I help PMs get their dream job
  • More about me:

  • New Co-founder & President, Anne Wu April 29, 2019 This leadership change comes at a very exciting time. As our organization continues to mature, we have many lessons to take with us, and bringing Anne onboard to co-lead is an integral next step for the growth of HMH

    • yoga instructor • psych + econ @ucberkeley
  • ECOSYSTEM CREATION. HackMentalHealth envisions an allied mental health care ecosystem that is revolutionized by technological innovation through interdisciplinary collaboration. We believe that only by joining forces across psychology, psychiatry, technology, entrepreneurship, and more can real change and progress be made in the mental health tech space.

Our mission is to inspire, enable, and empower the world’s leading hub of mental health technology advocates by: - Fostering an inclusive community of changemakers, thought leaders, health care providers, and industry experts - Accelerating innovation through thought leadership, resources, tools, and connection - Guiding the evolution of mental health tech to ensure a positive and ethical social impact on the world

Shivani Patel

Margaret Laws, CEO . @margaretlaws - Made bones via funding of social impact companies Danielle Ramo, Director of Research Operations @DanielleRamo - @hopelab

  • 100 California St. Suite 1150 San Francisco, CA 94111

  • Alyson Friedensohn (CEO @modernhealthco)

    • made bones via acquisition of funding for mental health startups

Modern Health

Alyson Friedensohn, CEO & Co-founder

Affect Mental Health

Sarah Seegal, CEO & Co-founder @sseegal (CEO @affect_mh) - made bones via incubation of companies to support success

Non-profits, NGOs - Helping individuals

HealthRIGHT 360, SFO?< CA

Holistic Life

  • Liz Beaven, Provost of California Institute Of Integral Studies

Suicide Hotline and Prevention

Sort NGOs

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Senior and Disability Action

Project Homeless Connect

Coalition on Homelessness

Larkin Street Youth Services

Hearing Voices Network Bay Area

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness

The Warmline - mental health peer-run warmline

Doctors, Alternate Therapies - Art, Music, Pets and Horses

  • Expressive Art Therapy session led by Ally Guida Smith

  • Yoga & guided meditation led by Zoë Soter

Doctors Active in MH and Tech

Resources and People in Mental Health

Profs, Academic Departments

  • Stanford MH
  • Dr. Nina Vasan, Director and Founder of Stanford Brainstorm

  • Yale Dr. Vinod Srihari, Associate Professor of Psychiatry Dr. Seth Feuerstein, Director of Yale Center for Digital Health Dr. Howard Forman, Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Yale University

Health Tech, CEOs

Solome Tibebu, Mental Health Tech Expert Sri Muthu, CEO of HealthVenture Corporation

  • BlueSky Behavioral Health, LLC

VCs into Mental Health

Angel, Seed


Hoang Tran — Collective Health

Consulting Companies

  • - sponsor of mh hack, est 2015 - in SFO, Seattle, Atlanta Vinaj is a boutique innovation agency that provides consulting services to large corporates, and venture investing.
  • Innovation strategy, entrepreneurial programs, and UX/UI design. Manage startup investment funds, deal sourcing, due diligence, and portfolio management.
  • Has a VC fund -


Dr. Sofia Noori, Psychiatry Resident PGY2


  • Esmé Weijun Wang, Best selling author - a novelist and essayist. She is the author of the New York Times-bestselling essay collection, The Collected Schizophrenias (2019), for which she won the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize.

  • Writer and mental health advocate Kelechi Ubozoh - a nationally recognized Nigerian-American writer, mental health advocate, and suicide attempt survivor. Her first book with co-editor LD Green, “We’ve Been Too Patient: Voices from Radical Mental Health,” was released this summer from North Atlantic Books and Penguin Random House. "We’ve Been Too Patient" is a collection of diverse stories of radical healing that considers the recent movement towards reform in the mental health field, including the consumer movement, peer support, and trauma-informed care.

City and County of San Francisco

  • SFO, Board Supervisor Hillary Ronen - born in California and has worked and lived in District 9 for more than sixteen years. She has spent her career working to make sure that San Francisco residents can live healthy and dignified lives.

State of California

Media, Conferences

Corporate Sponsors

LinkedIn Wellness

  • August 2019 in NYC. Hope to see you there! https://anxietytech.

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