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Hurdle Raises $5M Seed Round to Extend Its Tech-Based Mental Health Platform to Black Communities

Over the last year, we’ve greatly stressed the importance of prioritizing mental health in Black communities due to our history of pushing those issues aside. Now, tele-therapy company Hurdle is extending its platform to remove those barriers for Black and people of color. According to a press release, Hurdle — an innovative digital mental health platform — has announced today that it closed a $5 million Series Seed funding round co-led by 406 Ventures and Seae Ventures with participation from F-Prime. Hurdle plans to use this new capital to strategically-scale its tech-enabled platform to help provide support for culturally diverse populations’ behavioral health needs, especially in Black communities. “With depression spiking in Black and minority communities, this year is an inflection point in mental healthcare. The events of 2020 present a unique opportunity for Hurdle to create solutions that work for anyone, but most importantly, for the most underserved populations,” said...

Njera Perkins

Jan 25, 2021

Taraji P. Henson is Making Therapy Accessible for the Black Community

During trying times like these, maintaining your mental health is just as important as your physical health. To help alleviate worry in the Black community, actress Taraji P. Henson is launching a free virtual therapy campaign for families and others dealing with the aftermath of COVID-19. She unveiled the COVID-19 Free Virtual Therapy Support Campaign on Wednesday via Instagram to better assist “under-served communities experiencing life-changing events related to, or triggered by, the COVID-19 pandemic,” as stated in her video. View this post on Instagram A post shared by taraji p henson (@tarajiphenson) Henson’s campaign is sponsored by the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation , named after her father, who had his struggles with mental health after serving in the Vietnam war. “In the African-American community, we’ve been taught to tough it out, hide our suffering, but this is something none of us have ever experienced, and no one should suffer in silence,” Henson said on Instagram....

Njera Perkins

Apr 10, 2020