BetterMynd is an impact startup that is inspired to improve the mental health of America’s 21 million college students.

In recent years, the number of college students seeking mental health counseling has skyrocketed. However, the vast majority of colleges have struggled to keep up with this increasing demand, many of which have waiting lists for students to receive help.

50% Increase

in the number of college students seeking mental health counseling between 2015-2016.


of college students with mental health issues don’t receive any treatment.

95% of Colleges

Say the mental health of their student body is a growing concern.

My Story

When I was a college student just a few years ago, I started struggling with my own mental health issues. I was at a point where I knew that I either needed to reach out for help, or I was going to have to drop out of school.

Fortunately, I was able to go to my college’s counseling center to get the help that I needed. But at the same time, I experienced the intense stigma associated with walking into that building everyone on campus knew as the counseling center and then sitting awkwardly in the lobby across from classmates struggling with their own mental health issues. And I was willing to go through that to get the help that I needed, but I know that there are countless students out there who are not.

I founded BetterMynd to empower every college student across the country struggling with mental health issues to get the help that they need and that they deserve. There are too many students struggling on their own, too many students put on counseling center waiting lists, and too many students who drop out of school or take their own lives because they aren’t able to get the help they need.

BetterMynd is changing all of this. We partner with colleges to bring students access to more counseling resources from the privacy and convenience of their laptops and smartphones.

Together, we can improve the mental health—and the lives—of America’s 21 million college students.

Cody Semrau
Founder & CEO