Mental Health Innovation for Covid Era Post Traumatic Growth

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022
12:00pm— 1:00pm
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Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Association - with featured speaker Helena Plater-Zyberk, CEO and Co-Founder, Supportiv

Wednesday, February 9th, 12 pm- 1 pm ET

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Mental Health Innovation for Covid-Era Post-Traumatic Growth

In the COVID era, we have endured national-scale trauma. To experience widespread post-traumatic growth post-pandemic, access to mental healthcare must be greatly expanded. Yet, the mental health provider shortage is at crisis level and hampers our ability to heal. Peer support is a care modality that can fill the gap due to its broad community appeal, especially among those least likely to pursue traditional mental health care –namely marginalized identities, vulnerable populations and, yes, men. Online, on-demand 24/7 access to a national peer-to-peer support network can improve the coping and healing process of millions.



Helena Plater-Zyberk
CEO and Co-Founder, Supportiv

Helena Plater-Zyberk is CEO and Co-Founder of Supportiv, the digital peer-to-peer mental health service that serves over 2.5 million covered lives for health plans and large employers and has helped over 700,000 people cope with, heal from, and problem-solve struggles like anxiety, depression, loneliness, social isolation, and stress. Supportiv –The Support Network– operates 24/7/365 matching users into professionally-moderated, small group peer support chats, and connecting users in real-time to precisely relevant support, tips, resources, and referrals. Supportiv lowers the typical cost of mental health care by 15X and delivers clinical-grade outcomes in a consumer-friendly service.  

Helena is the former CEO of SimpleTherapy, the AI-driven at-home physical therapy alternative with no costly doctor or clinic consults, serving health plans, employers, and individuals.

Formerly, she was an Executive Director of Scholastic Inc.'s EdTech business unit, and a Director of Strategy and Consumer Insights at media behemoth Condé Nast.

Helena holds an MBA from Columbia University.

Fees and Registration:

  • Participation is free to Dues-Paying Members of the WHCMAA and Current WHCM Program Students (join or renew here).
  • Non-members are welcome to participate for a $20 fee. 

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