Description of Innovation

A lack of access to mental health specialists and a fear of the stigma attached to seeking help often means that individuals in need of care prolong seeking treatment, receive treatment from unqualified individuals, or go straight to the hospital without a consultation or diagnosis, wasting time and money. Maya is helping mental health patients in Bangladesh overcome barriers to access and the stigma associated with mental disorders by connecting them to mental health specialists through an anonymous, web-based platform. Maya currently reaches 1 million monthly active users and supports them in making more informed decisions about their healthcare. Review theĀ Maya app here.