iRel8, A new peer-to-peer mental health platform designed to bring a new approach in helping lives.
Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million—experience mental illness in a given year. But less than half of adults in the U.S. with a mental health condition received mental health services in the past year, according to National Alliance on Mental Health. After experiencing their own struggles with depression, co-founders Jeff Dorchester and Dion Gonzales created iRel8. As mental wellness challenges continue to impact individuals and communities across the globe, new solutions are needed to provide access to help 24/7/365 in a safe, confidential way to ensure there is no stigma associated with the need for mental help.