May 22nd, 2023

Meru Health

Meru Health was founded in 2016 after having lost family members to mental health struggles and having seen so many others struggle with their own mental health care. They learned that access to mental health care was severely lacking—and that the care that was available was often not sufficient.

Mental health isn’t just mental. The science on how food, sleep, and even breathing can affect mood—and how mood can affect physical well-being—is well established. Yet so much of the mental health care landscape was ignoring this. Traditional talk therapy and psychiatric medicines aren’t enough or—in so many cases—even necessary. They felt that a more holistic approach could deliver better and faster results—and for far more people. That’s why they say they’re building the new standard of mental health care.