For many of us, the last two years have been difficult. In fact, the United Nations is presently monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating effects on people’s mental health and well-being across the world. While many people have adapted, others have found it more difficult to adapt.
The pandemic has had a significant effect on the number of individuals suffering from anxiety and depression, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to CDC data, the percentage of individuals with recent anxiety or depressive disorder grew from 36.4 percent to 41.5 percent between August 2020 and February 2021, and the percentage of those reporting urgent mental health treatment requirements increased from 9.2 percent to 11.7 percent.
The good news is that these days, anyone affected by mental illness can find help.
Lyf Support, the leader in digital counselling software, is offering this kind of assistance to anyone who needs help.
They provide rapid and affordable mental health assistance. Reducing barriers, particularly for generations who have become accustomed to communicating mostly through text or online, and for those who cannot afford traditional treatment. For a fraction of the cost of “conventional therapy,” Lyf Support allows you to communicate at your own pace and in your own time.
“When you’re suffering, especially from anxiety, 5 minutes can feel like hours. Hours can feel like days. Days can feel like weeks. Why can’t we get guidance or tips at the moment we need it most, instead of waiting until the morning (when a night of sleep is already lost) or the next day, week, or whenever an appointment has been scheduled.” Founder Eddie Wittenberg
Lyf Support is a pay-as-you-go around-the-clock text-based chat session that takes place instantly with a mental health professional.
The session lasts 30 minutes but can be extended if needed. You’ll receive prompt replies, assistance, and direction. The best thing is that it is done by a professional who can be available with just a tap of a button.
After battling chronic insomnia and the consequences that followed, Lyf Support’s founder Eddie Wittenberg decided to establish the mental health aid app. Wittenberg would usually experience difficulty sleeping in the middle of the night and realized there was no professional help accessible when he needed it the most.
The same issue applied to anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges. So he built Lyf Support, an app that would give people what Eddie knew he wanted & needed during his own struggles but wasn’t technologically possible at the time.
Lyf Support App has helped many people.
“Incredible Caring Insight. In the middle of my insomnia, it was great to have a chat with someone who was able to listen to me and provide a compassionate response,” Riotnikki, one of the users said.
“Really affordable and easy to access instead of waiting months for an appointment or referral to come through. I felt heard and listened to,” Simon said.
“I got more from Lyf Support than my psych could give me for a fraction of the cost. I’d asked my psych more than twice about how to stop my spiraling thoughts, cause sometimes I even speak in circles and it’s like my brain is a broken down record. Lyf Support straight away gave me a technique called the Thought Reframing Technique. They talked me through one of my problems and it was so helpful! I feel like after years of asking I finally have a technique I can use that actually works,” Gracie said.
To know more about Lyf Support and how to reach them you can visit their website.
(+613) 9663 6935