Mantra Health Recognized as a ‘Rising Star’ in Mental and Behavioral Health

Posted: November 23, 2022

At this year’s HLTH Conference, Mantra Health was honored to win a 2022 UCSF Health Hub Digital Health 'Rising Star' Award in the category of Mental & Behavioral Health, which recognizes outstanding health technologies and innovations that are transforming mental healthcare. 

Chosen among hundreds of exceptional companies, this award is a testament to the Mantra Health team – and community of supporters – who work day-in and day-out to ensure that college and university partners, clinical providers, and students receive the resources, technologies, and services they need to truly thrive. 

“We have built an incredible team of creatives, engineers, clinical providers, and leaders who are not only driven by the company’s mission to provide young adults with accessible, equitable, and quality mental health and wellness solutions, but are eager to innovative, collaborate, and work tenaciously to improve mental health in the higher ed community,” said Ed Gaussen, Co-Founder and CEO of Mantra Health. “Every member of the Mantra Health team deserves recognition for their contributions, which have, no doubt, improved the quality of care we deliver. You won’t find a more deserving team.”

College and university presidents have declared the mental health of faculty, staff, and students a top priority, as rates of anxiety, depression, and suicidality among students continues to rise, signaling a pressing need for more comprehensive mental health programs and crisis prevention strategies that safeguard the community and its faculty, staff, and students. 

“As a clinically-informed digital mental health company, we understand that Mantra Health has a responsibility to innovate, push boundaries, expand our service offerings, and strengthen our clinical excellence to ensure that quality mental health services are made accessible and equitable for every student,” said Gaussen. “I look forward to meeting the ever-growing needs of the campus – and blazing trails in the field of young adult mental health care.”

Mantra Health has grown exponentially since its founding in 2018. We partner with colleges and universities, as well as health insurance plans, to provide students with virtual therapy, psychiatry, 24/7 crisis care, and wellness content. Our mental health solutions have been deployed across 105 college and university campuses, including Penn State University, Miami Dade College, Colgate University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, among others – and we are trusted by more than 800,000 students. 

“Mantra Health is committed to building quality mental health solutions that scale effectively across many different campuses,” said Matt Kennedy, Co-Founder and COO of Mantra Health. “Being recognized as a ‘Rising Star,’ it is imperative that we continue to expand our existing systems, processes, and services to better serve our partners, providers, and patients. This is an exciting and critical time for mental health innovation, but Mantra Health is ready to lead the industry forward.” 

To learn more about Mantra Health, a clinically-informed digital mental health provider for young adults, and how you can partner with us to build a campus-tailored program for students, contact us at