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Depression is an illness that can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, income, culture, or educational level.
Depression is the most common mental disorder in the world.
On a global level, Sweden ranks first among the countries with the highest percentage of the population with mental health problems.
Amazon Care announces alliance with the company Ginger, an expert in mental health care to begin offering the services as part of its broad portfolio of medical treatments for the beneficiaries of its services.
According to the WHO, mental health is a state of mental well-being that enables people to cope with life’s stressful moments. Mental health is more than the mere absence of mental disorders.
Mental health conditions include mental disorders and psychosocial disabilities, as well as other mental states associated with a high degree of distress, functional disability or risk of self-injurious behavior.
Mental health is also a fundamental human right and an essential element for personal, community and socioeconomic development.
What is AmazonCare?
Amazon Care is the health service that Amazon implemented on a trial basis for its employees in Seattle during 2019. Now Amazon Care is expanding to the rest of the United States and is starting to offer its services to other companies.
Amazon Care provides medical services such as teleconsultation, face-to-face consultation, studies, filling of medical prescriptions, among others. What stands out about this service is that you can do everything from the comfort of your home with health professionals.
The Amazon Care service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Currently only available in the United States
What is ginger?
Ginger is a company that was founded in 2011 with the intention of building the first mental health technology platform of the world in the hands of scientists and businessmen from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT for its acronym in English).
As Ginger grew older, the team realized the enormous potential to further improve mental health outcomes, moving from selling their knowledge to healthcare providers to becoming one.
Ginger has behavioral health coaches, licensed therapists and psychiatrists. Today the services of Ginger are present in more than 50 countries around the world. Services are available 24 hours a day.
Amazon Care promotes mental health
Amazon Care launched a message on the website where they are allied with Ginger as a complement to their medical services for the benefit of the mental health of the workers who have their Care services.
In order for covered workers to contact a Ginger team professional, they must be referred by Amazon for mental health treatment.