About Kindbridge Research Institute
We’ve assembled the brightest minds in mental health research to create a knowledge hub for scientific data collection, and evidence-based treatment approaches for gaming, gambling and other serious behavioral health disorders. We’re here to deliver reliable information and consulting that educates state gaming regulators, legislatures, and public health experts on the following:
How gaming and gambling disorders can affect their communities;
How to help reduce health inequities for those experiencing gambling disorder;
How to improve the overall health of their citizens;
How research can be used to inform public health policy and gaming legislation.
A critical component of our institute’s work is the study of how telehealth systems can complement or act as the primary medium for therapy and recovery coaching. Why? Research tells us that multiple segments of a state’s population lack access to mental health support. These sub-populations are at higher risk of experiencing gambling-related harms due to age, socio-economic status, location in rural communities, ethnicity, religion, or gender.
We are interested in designing a highly specialized model for treatment through telehealth and, in particular, how this model can effectively serve vulnerable groups such as:
Professional and Amateur Athletes
We are learning how to engage more effectively with BIPOC communities. Our hope is to gain a better understanding of cultural sensitivities and how to create a safe, nonjudgemental environment for those seeking assistance for gambling and gaming-related harms.
Understanding the impact of sports betting on the well-being and mental health of athletes.
We have assembled an incredible leadership team and advisory board that include thought leaders from academia, large enterprise, and cultural communities.
Make a difference in the health of Veterans
This innovative fund gets mental health services to over 200 veterans annually. We also have a scholarship that trains veterans to become recovery coaches for other veterans.Donate Now