The Digital Mental Health Project
Craig DeLarge, one of the founders of The Digital Mental Health Project, joins Kristin for a unique discussion about how the use of digital media has impacted our mental health. Craig has been working on this topic since 2014 and shares why this topic is his passion and mission. Kristin and the team at Digital Tech Initiative are excited to have come across The Digital Mental Health Project as we’ve looked for organizations that discuss the positives and not so positive effects of digital technology on our mental health.
Craig and his wife, Cheryl L. DeLarge, are the principals at Digital Mental Health Project. They are both mental health advocates and caregivers as well as healthcare executives. Craig is a digital health strategist and Cheryl is a learning & development leader. This Project brings together their occupational expertise and their vocational calling to positively impact mental health outcomes.
Over 3 decades of his earlier career, Craig held healthcare marketing and digital health roles with Takeda Pharma, Merck, Sharpe & Dohme, Novo Nordisk, GSK, Johnson & Johnson, Communications Media, Inc, IMS Health (now IQVIA) and the (U.S.) National Alliance on Mental Illness. He has additionally been a marketing, strategy, change leadership & communications professor at Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University, St. Joseph’s University, Chestnut Hill College, Drexel University, Penn State – Great Valley. He has degrees in Marketing from Philadelphia University (BSc), and Design Management (MBA) from the University of Westminster (UK). He is a candidate Public Health Masters student at Kings College, London. He is further a certified professional coach and published author of The WiseWorking Handbook (2014).
During this same time, Cheryl held IT and HR learning & development roles with Merck, Sharpe & Dohme implementing innovative learning approaches and technologies for leaders and managers. She has degrees in Computer Information Systems from Messiah College (BSc) and Human Resources Development (MS) from Drexel University.
Their team have put together some notes to help you reference the information shared on this episode.
The NAMI Family-to-Family Program which was a life saver for Craig and Cheryl when they first encountered severe mental illness in their family. https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-Programs/NAMI-Family-to-Family
The blog post on “embedded digital mental health”: https://digitalmentalhealthproject.com/embedded-digital-mental-health-gateway-to next-wave-of-adoption/
The MentalTech Wearables presentation that was alluded to during this episode: https://digitalmentalhealthproject.com/anxietytech-conference-mentaltech-wearables-talk/
Their StressTech Literacy Series that was alluded to during this episode: https://digitalmentalhealthproject.com/stresstech-literacy-series-using-digitaltech-to-achieve-healthier-stress-levels-is-launched/
Blog about The Digital Stress Management Survey, one of their research offerings, which they welcome your participating in: https://digitalmentalhealthproject.com/digital-stress-management-survey-dsms-findings-barriers-to-dmh-adoption/
Blog about the Breath Tracker Wearable alluded to which has taught Craig how to breath better: https://digitalmentalhealthproject.com/mentaltech-i-use-spire-stone-breath-tracker-trainer/
Blog about mental health chatbots Craig has used to get real time access to very helpful cognitive behavioral health scripts: https://digitalmentalhealthproject.com/the-mentaltech-i-use-mental-health-chatbots/
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