From Stigma to Strength
Meet Our Guest:
Hafeezah Muhammad was born in St. Thomas US Virgin Islands. She is the founder of Yoüme Healthcare, a telehealth company focused on expanding access to youth mental health services across Middle America. Mental illness and behavioral disorders are approaching crisis levels with an estimated 12 million young Americans missing out on treatment each year because only 24% of clinicians accept insurance. Yoüme is one of the first pediatric telehealth companies to be accredited to all major insurance providers including Medicaid.
Hafeezah Muhammad is focused on expanding healthcare options for children, adolescents, and their families in response to the mental health crisis in the United States.
● Quality Care. Yoüme Healthcare delivers high-quality care with a strong emphasis on therapy and medication management. It is important to encourage support by breaking the stigma around mental health and be open about struggles.
● The Balance of Family. Hafeezah emphasizes the importance of breaking barriers and paving the way for others, despite facing challenges as a non-clinical executive in the mental health industry.
● Investing in Others. She highlights the need for providers who can meet the diverse needs of patients and wishes for greater collaboration and partnership among emerging companies and policymakers to make a broader impact in mental health care.
This episode is hosted by Kristi Ebong, head of partnerships and market development at Define Ventures