Evidence-Based Outcomes

Pioneering real-world analytical techniques to measure the value achieved across the diverse myStrength user base.

Real-world outcomes ensure real-world results

myStrength demonstrates exceptional user engagement and rapid symptom reduction while providing substantial cost savings to healthcare payers and providers.

myStrength’s digital behavioral health platform evidences significant improvements in clinical outcomes that are comparable to standard of care treatment, demonstrates savings in health care claims data and maintains strong engagement.


“It helps me stay accountable for mindfulness and tracking my emotions. I love how easy the activities are because they are less overwhelming that way. Email reminders to track my sleep or log anything are also extremely helpful. myStrength is that extra support when I can’t talk to my therapist. It helps me see that I am not alone and that what I am feeling, others feel it too.”

myStrength User
  • Individuals who return after their first visit averaged 5 sessions within the first 45 days1
  • 13 minutes on average spent per session1
  • 94% of individuals value that their provider offers myStrength4
  • 57% are still engaged after 6 months and 47% are still engaged after 12 months5

Clinical Effectiveness

myStrength is nearly as effective as face-to-face therapy, at a fraction of the cost

  • 74% of returning individuals experience improvement in depression scores2
  • 83% as effective as face-to-face therapy6

Rapid Symptom Reduction Within First Two Weeks

  • 70% of clinical improvement happens within the first 14 days6
  • People with chronic pain reported improved functioning within the first 14 days after using myStrength in an RCT, and reported nearly a 50% reduction in need for pain medication7

Cost Savings

Direct Savings

  • 4.8x ROI (Return on Investment)3
  • $382 per myStrength user reduction in claims across emergency services, inpatient stays, outpatient behavioral health visits and psychotherapy, demonstrating a direct cost savings in healthcare expenditures3

Indirect Savings

  • Employees using myStrength recovered from symptoms of depression up to 6 months faster than those who had standard care8
  • 5.7 fewer hours of missed work within 3 weeks of joining myStrength among individuals who reported missing work due to mental health concerns, representing indirect cost savings via employee productivity9
  • 3.6x ROI in productivity gains for employers9

Published Literature

A select collection of published myStrength peer-reviewed Studies, White Papers, Case Studies, and Presentations. Contact us below to access our complete library.

  • Supplementing Integrated Care

    Peer Reviewed Study

    An early pilot study of myStrength in a large integrated care setting suggests positive results. Lessons learned...

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  • Taking Care of Caregivers

    Case Study

    myStrength supports caregivers with tools for self-care and personal wellness.

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  • Impact on Substance Use Disorders

    White Paper

    myStrength reduces risk for SUD while dramatically lowering depressive symptoms among users with the highest level of...

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  • Our Users Voice

    White Paper

    myStrength's users are more positive as a result of myStrength and value this benefit offering. Includes data on...

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  • Medicaid Population Health Management

    White Paper

    myStrength fosters self-empowerment and resilience, thereby decreasing depression and driving down Medicaid costs.

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  • A 21st Century Approach


    Discover how one clinic provided better care while increasing billable hours by 300%. All done with no increase in...

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  • Changing the Primary Care landscape

    White Paper

    A PCP’s myStrength referral leads to a life changing outcome.

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  • Trauma Informed Care

    White Paper

    Clinician oriented guide to integrating myStrength into trauma informed care.

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Leading the way with a research program that combines classical study design with real-world evaluation techniques, myStrength consistently demonstrates value.

Abigail Hirsch, PhD, Chief Clinical Officer, myStrength

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  1. Average number of sessions, length of time spent on the platform and number of logins over time across myStrength’s full book of business user base.

  2. In a case study with 2 large commercial partners, 74% of myStrength users with severe depression improved by at least one severity category in the DASS-21 depression scale within 6 months.

  3. Abhulimen, S. & Hirsch, A. (2018). Quantifying the Economic Impact of a Digital Self-Care Behavioral Health Platform on Missouri Medicaid Expenditures. Journal of Medical Economics, DOI: 10.1080/13696998.2018.1510834.

  4. From a 2018 survey of a random sample of 882 myStrength users, stratified by partner.

  5. The percentage of returning users who engage with myStrength during each time interval.

  6. Schladweiler, K., Hirsch, A., Jones, E., Snow, L.B. (2017). Real-World Outcomes Associated with a Digital Self-Care Behavioral Health Platform. Annals of Clinical Research and Trials, 1(2), 007.

  7. Hirsch A, Albright J, Link A. (2018). Digital Tools for Chronic Pain Management: An innovative approach to building awareness of non-opioid based pain management techniques. The RCT results were accepted for presentation at ISPOR Europe 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, November 10-14.

  8. See Figure 3 in Hirsch, A., Luellen, J., Holder, J.M., Steinberg, G., Dubiel, T., Blazejowskyj, A., Schladweiler, K. (2017). Managing Depressive Symptoms in the Workplace Using a Web-Based Self-Care Tool: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 6(4):e51.

  9. Hirsch, A. (2015). An Effective Tool for Managing the Cost of Depression in the Workplace White Paper. Denver, CO: myStrength.