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Netsmart and myStrength Partner to Bend Healthcare Cost Curve and Improve Immediate Access to Resources


Today Netsmart
and myStrength
announced a strategic partnership to extend the myStrength digital,
evidence-based tools to all Netsmart behavioral health clients by
integrating the content into its electronic health record (EHR)
platforms. As part of the partnership, Netsmart will also roll out the
innovative self-care resources to its associates to help them manage and
overcome challenges related to depression, anxiety, stress, substance
use, chronic pain and sleep.

Depression and its associated conditions cost
the U.S. approximately $210 billion a year and affect more than 50
million individuals. myStrength has created a mobile, digital resource
that complements other forms of care, such as medication and working
with a behavioral health professional, to provide support that is
affordable and accessible.

"By providing individuals the tools to help manage their conditions
combined with evidence-based practices they can use anytime and
anywhere, we can make a tremendous impact on a person's journey to
recovery," said Netsmart CEO Mike Valentine. "However, the appropriate
behavioral health resources aren't always available when a person needs
it. The content in the myStrength tool enables individuals to access
resources to help them in the moment, no matter where they are. We are
excited to offer the solution to all of our clients and roll it out to
our associates."

"myStrength allows our clients and staff ease of access to an abundance
of resources on numerous topics. Our new clients benefit from these
resources often before seeing a provider and excitedly share what
they've learned about themselves or their symptoms," said Vicky
Mieseler, chief administrative officer at Ozark Center. "Being able to
incorporate myStrength content with information from Netsmart, naturally
gives our clients and staff the information they need in a format that
seamlessly fits into their daily lives. This content has dramatically
improved client outcomes when used in conjunction with treatment!"

"We are excited to collaborate with Netsmart by offering myStrength to
both their associates and their clinical partnerships. Our mission is to
make digital behavioral health services more accessible and this
relationship will help us expand our platform in a significant way,"
said Co-Founder and CEO of myStrength Scott Cousino. "myStrength
provides accessible and effective solutions for managing behavioral
health issues and consistently demonstrate high levels of consumer
adoption, satisfaction, engagement and clinical improvement. Through
this partnership we can offer a truly integrated solution for clinicians
and consumers, extending the capabilities of both organizations."

Since 2016 Netsmart has offered Mental
Health First Aid
training to its associates, with a goal to have 90
percent of its workforce certified. Netsmart has trained more than 800
individuals, including two associates who have been certified as
instructors who will teach the course to others in the community.
Netsmart was recently honored by the National
Council for Behavioral Health
for its work in MHFA with the Business
Leadership Award

"Mental health is just as important, if not more so, than physical
health," said Valentine. "MHFA and the myStrength tool is yet another
way we can empower and educate our clients, associates and communities
to work to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health and substance

To learn more about Netsmart and its partnership with myStrength, stop
by the 2018
OpenMinds Management Best Practices Institute
Aug. 14 – 17 in Long
Beach, Calif.

About myStrength

myStrength, Inc. is a recognized leader in digital behavioral health.
myStrength greatly enhances traditional care models, while addressing
issues of cost, lack of access, and stigma, to deliver mental health and
well-being resources at scale. Grounded in evidence-based approaches,
our platform targets the most prevalent and costly behavioral health
conditions ─ empowering consumers with innovative self-care resources to
manage and overcome challenges with depression, anxiety, stress,
substance use disorder, chronic pain and sleep. myStrength collaborates
with more than 100 health plans, integrated health systems, EAPs,
disease management providers, managed and community behavioral health
providers, strategic alliances, ACOs and FQHCs. For more information,
please visit

About Netsmart

Netsmart designs, builds and delivers electronic health records (EHRs),
solutions and services that are powerful, intuitive and easy-to-use. Our
platform provides accurate, up-to-date information that is easily
accessible to care team members in behavioral health, care at home,
senior living and social services. We make the complex simple and
personalized so our clients can concentrate on what they do best:
provide services and treatment that support whole-person care.

By leveraging the powerful Netsmart network, care providers can
seamlessly and securely integrate information across communities,
collaborate on the most effective treatments and improve outcomes for
those in their care. Our streamlined systems and personalized workflows
put relevant information at the fingertips of users when and where they
need it.

For 50 years, Netsmart has been committed to providing a common platform
to integrate care. SIMPLE. PERSONAL. POWERFUL.

Our more than 1,700 associates work hand-in-hand with our 600,000+ users
in more than 25,000 organizations across the U.S. to develop and deploy
technology that automates and coordinates everything from clinical to
financial to administrative.

Learn more about how Netsmart is changing the face of healthcare today.
call 1-800-472-5509, follow us on our CareThreads
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Netsmart is pleased to support the EveryDayMatters®
, which was established for behavioral health, care at
home, senior living and social services organizations to learn from each
other and share their causes and stories.

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