26 Jan Gen Z Entrepreneurs Tackle Youth Mental Health Crisis with Music Therapy
ABSTRACT: This article discusses a relatively new music therapy app called SoundMind designed to reduce students’ stress and anxiety through audio and visual beats tailored to the needs of each user. SoundMind launched in November 2021 and has gained over 100,000 users — in addition to reducing their stress and anxiety levels by 46%. From districts in Los Angeles to New York City, SoundMind has partnered with schools nationwide to help teachers, counselors and administrators gauge their students’ mental health. As students’ use the app, the built-in artificial intelligence creates more personalized sounds. The platform provides real-time data for educators to better understand trends between their students’ happiness and learning capacity. For WAAM, it could be worth exploring SoundMind’s efficacy data as well as any studies that may be in progress or that have been concluded with promising results.
AUTHOR SUMMARY: Joshua Bay