Personalizing Mental Health with Mandana Ahmadi from Alena

Season 2, Episode 26,  Nov 17, 2022, 11:38 PM

We welcome Mandana Ahmadi, Co-Founder and CEO at Alena, and discuss her forward-thinking approach to mental health, using personalised Tech to help people be their best selves.

This week, we welcome Mandana Ahmadi, Co-Founder and CEO at Alena, to discuss her forward-thinking approach with mental health, using Tech to help people be their best selves. 

"Personalisation is key. At the end of the day, what matters is what's happening to me, my body, my brain, my life; therefore, it has to be specific to me," Mandana explains as we discuss a piece on Tech in mental health and its future.

We move on to another piece by Wired that examines the problem with mental health bots. In Mandana’s words, “too much credit is given to these bots, and they do more damage than good." 

As someone who is radically changing the way we approach and understand mental health, Mandana also gives us her valuable insights on this piece: therapy for people who won't go to therapy. That ties in with what Alena does—enable you to become your own therapist.  

Alena combines evidence-based therapy with cutting-edge neuroscience to overcome the limitations of mainstream therapy, delivering tailored mental health solutions. It empowers the people who use it to heal from past experiences that hold them back, and regain emotional freedom.

We go on to reveal what one problem Mandana thinks Tech can't solve, and what her dream Tech product would be.