Neuronetics Employee Patient Advocates Honor Mental Health Awareness Month by Sharing Personal Depression Experiences
MALVERN, Pa., May 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Neuronetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: STIM), a commercial stage medical technology company focused on designing, developing and marketing products that improve the quality of life for patients who suffer from psychiatric disorders, is honoring the depression journeys of its employees and all those who suffer from depression in observance of Mental Health Awareness Month.
Depression is a disease that does not discriminate and currently impacts more than 17.3 million American adults1, with rates rapidly rising as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. New research shows as many as 1 in 3 COVID-19 survivors suffer from neurological or mental disorders, with 13 percent of patients diagnosed for the first time, most often with depression or anxiety2. As the mental health pandemic continues to gain momentum, Neurostar employees are working more passionately than ever to encourage open and honest conversation about mental health and educate the community about NeuroStar Advanced Therapy for Mental Health, a proven, non-drug, non-invasive treatment for adults with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). These employees have personally undergone NeuroStar treatments and are using their experiences to help educate individuals in their communities who need it now more than ever.
“Mental Health Awareness Month is especially poignant this year as we continue to address the emotional toll of a global pandemic,” said Keith J. Sullivan, President and CEO of Neuronetics. “We are proud to showcase the devotion of our employees who believe so deeply in this Company and in NeuroStar Advanced Therapy, because they’ve seen for themselves the impact it can have. Our patients are also our people, and we applaud their desire to openly share their raw experiences in hope of inspiring others to seek the help they need and deserve.”
Several employees are leading the charge, drawing upon their own NeuroStar treatment journeys to educate both providers and patients. Bridget, Eric and Cara are employee patient advocates striving to build awareness:
These personal journeys showcase how far-reaching depression can be, and how motivated those who have overcome the disease are to tell their stories in the hope of supporting others. Neuronetics remains dedicated this month and every month to encouraging powerful conversations, educating patients and providers, and celebrating the brave faces of Neuronetics employees who passionately live the Company’s mission each day.
More than 3.5 million NeuroStar treatments have been delivered across nearly 1,000 practice locations in the U.S., and the NeuroStar footprint continues to expand. To join the conversation during Mental Health Month, follow NeuroStar on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and access additional resources on YouTube. For more information about NeuroStar Advanced Therapy, visit www.neurostar.com.
1 https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/major-depression.shtml, accessed 3/24/21
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