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RedBrick Health Tackles Behavioral Aspects of Depression and Alcohol Use with new Digital Coaching Capabilities

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., March 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RedBrick Health, a leading provider of health and well-being solutions that empower individuals to improve their health behaviors and make smarter healthcare decisions, today announced the addition of two new RedBrick Journeys®: Beat the Blues, a Journey that can help participants relieve symptoms of depression, and Dial Back the Drinking, which is designed to aid those dealing with unhealthy drinking patterns.

Grounded in years of behavioral research, and certified by the National Commission for Quality Assurance (NCQA), RedBrick Journeys provide web and mobile digital coaching support by breaking desired behaviors into simple steps that are presented in a choice-based framework. Journeys adapt to each participant and capture essential data to create a tailored experience. Journeys have been demonstrated to produce meaningful clinical improvement in large-scale research studies.

For individuals who wish to relieve symptoms of depression, stress, frustration, anger or grief, Beat the Blues empowers them with tools to identify unhealthy behaviors that contribute to these feelings. It also provides realistic suggestions on how to replace these detrimental behaviors with those proven to relieve depression and related symptoms. This Journey encourages commitment to specific small steps that slowly help a person manage his or her symptoms without feeling overwhelmed by the task.

Those who want to cut back on alcohol can use the Dial Back the Drinking Journey, which addresses the "whys" related to turning to alcohol and offers ways to cope with those underlying reasons. Rather than focusing on cravings, it encourages a deeper look into triggers, and offers realistic suggestions and sample steps to replace negative behaviors with other satisfying and healthy activities.

"According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), nearly 16 million people in the U.S. suffer from depression and nearly 17 million suffer from alcohol use disorders," said Dan Ryan, CEO of RedBrick Health. "But those numbers do not include the family members and friends who are also affected by the suffering of their loved ones, or the impact that depression and problem drinking can have on productivity. These present challenging problems for our clients and we're pleased to provide an innovative approach that helps individuals address these challenges to their health and well-being."

For more information about RedBrick Journeys, please visit RedBrickHealth.com.

About RedBrick Health

RedBrick Health provides technology-enabled enterprise solutions that empower individuals to improve their health behaviors and make smarter healthcare decisions. The company serves leading employers, health plans and healthcare delivery organizations focused on improving population health and reducing healthcare costs. Using its powerful behavior change model and dynamic heath engagement platform, RedBrick delivers a personalized and engaging experience through online, mobile and live interactions with consumers. Visit RedBrick at RedBrickHealth.com, read more at the Health Innovation Blog, or follow the company on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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