Welcome to Spark Care+
Music has healing power. Combined with Artificial Intelligence, Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), and Photoplethysmography (PPG), Spark Care+ is an efficient, affordable, and portable mental health music therapist.
Anything is Possible.
- Sarah Park
How COVID19 is impacting not only physical health, but also mental health
During the pandemic, there has been more than 30% increase in anxiety and depression disorders. Also, even with a recovery of COVID19, more than 55% in PTSD, anxiety, depression, and more. Accessible mental health care is even more necessary due to the pandemic. (Source: https://www.kff.org/report-section/the-implications-of-covid-19-for-mental-health-and-substance-use-issue-brief/ and https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/86556)
Why accessible mental health care is necessary
According to this graph to the right, cost and insurance is the largest barrier for mental health therapy. Socioeconomic status is impacting who has access to quality mental health treatment. Cost is the largest barrier by up to 30%.
Because of the pandemic, mental health care became less accessible. 61% of mental health services shut down at least one program. (Source: https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/disability/reports/2020/09/10/490221/mental-health-care-severely-inequitable-came-coronavirus-crisis/)