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January 14, 2016

Just as Simon Sinek described in his TED talk and wonderful book, we must start with why.

Why are we doing what we are doing? Maybe it is for your friend, relative, neighbor, or classmate. Or maybe for some of the most brilliant minds from Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and JK Rowling who would have benefited from more mindfulness during their lives. Prevail believes the mind is the most powerful part of health and has developed tools to improve mental strength, resilience, and well-being. Our mission is simple: improve mental health for all.

The Blessing of a Well-Trained Mind says, “More than those who hate you, more than all your enemies, an untrained mind does greater harm. More than your mother, more than your father, more than all your family, a well-trained mind does greater good.”

In possibly one of population health’s final frontiers, behavioral health is full of opportunity to improve health outcomes while reducing overall spending. A given population in New England saw that those with behavioral health conditions had medical costs of two to three times compared to those with only physical health conditions. There is robust evidence showing a direct link between behavioral health and overall healthcare spending. We all have minds and the opportunity to improve them.

Thomas Alva Edison said, “From his neck down a man is worth a couple dollars, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.”

Only by treating and providing the necessary tools for our minds will our overall health and well-being improve. What do you think about empowering members to train their minds while containing costs?

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