Like many other digital mental health providers, Cognitivae offers help through a mobile app. The difference is: That help may come from artificial intelligence or a human being. Its founders also started it while still in high school.
Users first encounter Cognitivae’s chatbot, Marvin, trained in natural language programming (NLP) algorithms to extract sentiment and intention, diagnose nine mental health symptoms and recommend a local therapist. The company also has a team of crisis volunteers to talk with users who prefer that option.
Cognitivae bills itself as a fully democratized and anonymized mental health platform that aims to remove stigma and judgment from the mental health evaluation process at a lower cost than other mental health platforms.