Brightline Raises $10 Million to Bring Behavioral and Mental Health to Kids and Teens

By Spencer Hulse Spencer Hulse has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on July 12, 2022

Mental health is a subject that deserves a lot of attention, and luckily, it is getting it. That is even true for kids and teens, with companies like Brightline standing out to ensure even the youngest individuals get the behavioral and mental health care they need and deserve. Moreover, while it is designed for kids and teens, it is there for the entire family, offering virtual options to help with a variety of concerns. Keep reading to learn more about Brightline and what it can do for those in need.

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Brightline, the category leader in virtual behavioral health care for children, adolescents, and families, today announced a $10M investment by Northwell Health, New York’s largest healthcare provider, bringing its total Series C funding to $115M. This strategic investment and partnership will create greater access to innovative pediatric mental health services across the New York Metro area at a critical time for families.

The partnership unites two health care leaders intent on solving the ongoing pediatric mental health crisis: Brightline as the only national one-stop-shop for accessible, affordable, and evidence-based online mental health care explicitly built for children up to age 18 and their caregivers – and Northwell Health as the largest provider of pediatric health services in New York state. Brightline and Northwell partner with the nation’s largest employers, and through this relationship, can expand access to high-quality and affordable care for children and their families.

This extended Series C will allow Brightline to continue expanding access to high-quality and affordable care, which includes exploring coordination with ecosystem partners for specialized care, innovating its care model with interactive content interventions and expanded care modalities. Brightline will also use the funding to continue providing next-generation employee benefits and plans to expand its tailor-made services for teenagers.

“Pediatric behavioral health has been declared a national crisis and the demand for services is experienced across the healthcare landscape,” said Dr. Victor Fornari, Vice Chair & Director of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Northwell Health. “At Northwell, demand for services has been immense and we look forward to collaborating with the Brightline team as they broaden access to services using technology, virtual care and education.”

“We all know that youth and their families are in crisis right now. To help them we need to radically change how pediatric mental health care is delivered,” said Naomi Allen, co-founder and CEO at Brightline. “We are honored to partner with Northwell to expand on-demand pediatric mental health resources and meet the broad spectrum of behavioral health needs for children and their caregivers.”

To learn more about Brightline and its offerings visit here. Employers and health plans interested in partnering with Brightline can learn more at or reach out directly to

About Brightline

Brightline is the first virtual behavioral health solution built specifically to care for children, teenagers, and their families across a broad range of needs. With multidisciplinary care teams, evidence-based programs, and a family-focused approach, Brightline brings care to families across the country, right when and where they need it. Founded by leading digital health entrepreneurs Naomi Allen and Giovanni Colella, MD, the company is backed by leading investors GV (formerly Google Ventures), KKR, Oak HC/FT, and Threshold. Recognized as the pioneer in family virtual behavioral health, Brightline was listed as one of Fast Company’s 2022 Most Innovative Companies and Fierce Healthcare’s 2022 Fierce 15. Brightline is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA and is available nationwide. Learn more at

About Northwell Health

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals, 850 outpatient facilities and more than 12,000 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 79,000 employees – 18,900 nurses and 4,900 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

The original press release can be found on PR Newswire.

By Spencer Hulse Spencer Hulse has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

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