Victor Ugochukwu · Dec 14, 2020 . 5min read
Blockchain can be leveraged for Covid-19 Mental Health Crisis, says Deepak Chopra
Deepak Chopra, declared collaboration with Hedera Hashgraph, to decrease Covid-19 mental health crisis by leveraging Blockchain.
By Komal Joshi · Aug 24, 2020 . 6min read
Deepak Chopra, a long-time mental health advocate, declared that Chopra Foundation has recently partnered with Hedera Hashgraph. Chopra Foundation focuses on improving mental health and well-being. On the other hand, Hedera Hashgraph is a renowned distributed ledger technology company co-founded by Dr Leemon Baird and Mance Harmon.
The collaboration aims to battle the mental health crisis and decrease suicide rates during Covid-19. Deepak Chopra has spent his life advocating the benefits of alternative medicine. His work has made him a bestselling author of more than 80 books. It has put him in a social circle that includes the Dalai Lama. Currently, he has more than three million followers on Twitter.
Benefits of Blockchain in Mental Health
Deepak Chopra stated his views concerning blockchain and the benefits of leveraging this distributed ledger technology (DLT). He says that it enhances meditation and his work in mental health. Moreover, Chopra defended that a blockchain network would lead to higher collaboration and transparency among individuals. This would result in a healthier mental space worldwide.
He said in an interview with Forbes:
“I have been looking at blockchain for a while. I always believed we now need a platform that has traceability, that has collaboration, that has proof-of-work.”
Chopra said that his foundation decided to collaborate with Hedera Hashgraph, as the latter swaggered of a “very robust and secure” DLT platform. Furthermore, he concurred with the views on distributed governance of the distributed ledger technology company. However, Co-founder Harmon is enthusiastic about Deepak Chopra’s project. He thinks that the author’s intentions are genuine. They represent what can be leveraged on blockchain platforms later on, for the greater good of all.
Combatting Covid-19 Mental Stress with Never Alone Initiative
According to Deepak Chopra and Hedera Hashgraph’s chief marketing officer, someone commits suicide in the world every 40 seconds. Deepak Chopra has introduced “Never Alone Initiative-Worldwide Alliance.” This alliance will battle rising suicide rates and mental health issues during Covid-19. The platform is currently under development. Phase One will be complete and will be in the market in Q4 this year. Additionally, Phase Two will be in Q1 2021, and Phase Three will be in Q2 2021.
Through this campaign, Chopra hopes to unite a global online community fueled by blockchain. He aims that by this campaign, everyone online can aid each other and talk. The conversation content is adaptable, traceable, for an overall healthy ecosystem. This is all possible owing to the blockchain. This will serve as a safe space for anyone suffering from a mental health issue.
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