Northwestern Mutual backs MentalHappy

MentalHappy , an online mental health platform designed to help individuals improve their emotional wellbeing through positive peer support, announced the close of a $1.1 million seed funding round led by Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures , with  Social Impact Capital, Chai Angels and Peter Reinhardt (Founder & CEO of as participants.

In December 2020, MentalHappy launched in beta, giving over 300 individuals the tools, resources, and real-life connections they’ve needed to start living an emotionally happier and healthier life. There are now over 2,500 individuals on the waitlist ready to begin utilizing the new app scheduled for release in July.

“I’m so happy to be partnering with Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures. They are a fund that recognizes the value and importance of supporting innovators and changemakers of color who are working to solve significant challenges within communities. Northwestern Mutual is being very intentional when it comes to expanding opportunities and my team and I are honored to have them as part of the MentalHappy family.”  -MentalHappy founder and CEO, Tamar Blue.

“MentalHappy has created a fully accessible and easy-to-use resource for mental health services in a safe, digital space. We’re excited to partner with Tamar and her team, who are making a significant impact to connect and support people of all demographics through their platform by improving emotional wellbeing through peer support.” – Craig Schedler, managing director, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures.