What We Do
MindWise Innovations equips schools, workplaces, colleges, and communities with tools to help them address mental health issues, substance use, and suicide risk – enabling their members to live healthier lives.
Powered by the behavioral health professionals at Riverside Community Care, our suite of products has been proven to reduce suicide attempts and includes online tools and trainings that provide guidance to those struggling with depression, opioid and substance use, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, and more. We use technology to inform community members by providing access to tools that connect them with quality treatment options. Additionally, organizations can gain insight into the mental health trends affecting their communities.
At MindWise, we partner with organizations who want to end the stigma that prevents their members from seeking assistance. Through informing, identifying, and connecting individuals with quality resources, MindWise empowers organizations to promote the well-being their community members deserve – and ultimately saves lives.
In 1990, Doug Jacobs, MD, a psychiatrist and educator, had the idea to begin screening for depression, much like his colleagues in the medical field were screening for physical diseases like cancer and diabetes.
He gathered a team to create the first depression screening tool and then spearheaded National Depression Screening Day® in 1990, the first large-scale public campaign of mental health education and screening. Since then, thousands of organizations worldwide including hospitals, mental health centers, social service agencies, government agencies, military installations, primary care clinics, colleges, secondary schools, corporations, and HMOs have utilized our educational and screening programs.
Dr. Jacobs founded MindWise Innovations (formerly Screening for Mental Health) in 1991. In May of 2018, MindWise Innovations officially merged with Riverside Community Care, a behavioral healthcare and human services organization based in eastern Massachusetts. Riverside’s deep roots in community mental healthcare combined with MindWise’s innovative use of technology to educate and connect people to services has created a powerfully effective and comprehensive new approach to the assessment and treatment of those with mental illness.
Together, we can reduce mental health stigma.
MindWise is a nonprofit that partners with schools and communities to prevent suicide and connect people with critical mental health and substance use resources. Please support us in bringing these tools to a wider audience.