Brenda de Paula
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Did you know that mental health conditions are incredibly prevalent among founders/entrepreneurs? This is based on a study by University of California, San Francisco researcher Michael A. Freeman, MD, and collaborators. Some refer to this phenomenon as founder’s burnout.
As a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce board member and an advocate for health, I want to share a resource that may help you in your entrepreneur journey. Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Department of Psychiatry developed a mobile app to provide a centralized resource center for behavioral health information. Through a generous grant from the Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust, the app was developed on the Guidebook platform, and serves as a complementary tool to manage behavioral illnesses and conditions. The app offers a list of emergency resources, programs, information about medicines, therapeutic and support groups, self-help strategies, signs and symptoms of mental health illness, and more.
If you feel this free app would be valuable to you, here’s how to download it:
1. Go to your App Store or Google Play
and search for “Guidebook.”
2. Download the “Guidebook” app.
3. Search for “LVHN Behavioral Health.”
4. Click on the app and access the resources.
For more details or questions about the app, please contact Paul A. Siegfried, Behavioral Health Education Specialist with LVHN, at Paul_A.Siegfried@lvhn. org.