The state of mental healthcare in the US is critical. Suicides and other so-called "deaths of despair" are skyrocketing, but few people can get therapy thanks to cumbersome insurance policies and a national therapist shortage. A fresh crop of Silicon Valley startups is trying something new. Before sending patients to traditional therapy, companies like One Medical and Modern Health are offering help in the form of primary care and virtual, text-based coaching. The basic idea is to treat mental healthcare more like physical healthcare. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.