Being a frontline worker during this pandemic is scary and dangerous, and many of those fighting COVID-19 are having their own bouts with anxiety, fear, helplessness, anger and more. As a way of showing appreciation, and recognizing the mental health needs of those on the frontlines, Lyf, the recently launched app that is the world’s largest virtual support group, today announced that it is offering our frontline heroes a 60 minute, free, text-based support session with a mental health expert.
These sessions are to support all doctors, nurses, first responders and healthcare workers through the emotional challenges that come with risking their lives and tirelessly working to fight this pandemic. Lyf is proud to provide help and support via its roster of mental health professionals and its broader community of peer-to-peer support. Any frontline worker that would like a support session can register for free at: lyf.app/healthcare-workers/
“Our frontline workers are the true heroes of our time and Lyf is proud to be able to offer free support during these challenging days,” said Eddie Wittenberg, Co-Founder & CEO of Lyf. “By offering free sessions with mental health experts, frontline workers have a safe, easy and anonymous way of getting the help, insights and support that they may need. With many feeling that the weight of the world is on their shoulders, we want them to know that Lyf is a place where they can be heard and helped.”
Lyf knows that during these extraordinary, lonely and isolating times, there is a huge need for help, support, compassion and connections. For frontline workers and the millions around the globe that need to connect with real people and who are experiencing similar thoughts, feelings and emotions, Lyf, a free iOS and Android app and social media experience, offer the world’s largest virtual support group. For those struggling with Covid-19 related anxiety and depression, or needing questions answered, Lyf has a team of Wellness Experts, (international licensed psychologists) on the platform 24/7 to answer questions and provide feedback for free.
The team behind Lyf understands that today’s world is full of challenges, struggles and questions and the app was created so nobody has to face their issues alone. With a judgment-free community of tens of thousands, anyone can easily connect with others that are going through exactly what they are and receive support. No matter what someone’s struggle or interest, real people are talking about it on Lyf.
As Covid-19 has put billions around the world on stay-at-home orders, Lyf is providing a vital resource to help anyone that is experiencing anxiety, loneliness, fear, isolation and more. The platform is an easy-to-access resource to discuss issues and emotions, or simply vent feelings. Lyf also knows that while many need professional support, not all can afford it. To help ease the burden, Lyf is providing free, 24/7 access to licensed psychologists to answer virus related questions and concerns.
On the app, users can post their experiences, known as “beats. These can include a users’ obstacles as well as their achievements – and because there’s no shortage of what life can throw at you, users can create as many beats as they want, for any topic that might be of interest.
Each beat is its own discussion on its own topic and features its own timeline and privacy settings. Beat creators can choose to share their beat with select people, with the entire Lyf community, or choose to be completely anonymous. There are currently tens of thousands of beats on the app and new ones are being added every day.
Lyf is free and always will be for discussing and receiving support from fellow Lyfers. The app also offers a premium and highly affordable “Lyf Support” service for when a user finds themself seeking professional guidance from the app’s licensed psychologists. At the rate of only $10 an hour, Lyf’s psychologists are there for users on-demand, 24/7 for any types of questions or support, not just those that are Covid-related.
Lyf, available for free for iOS and Android, is a self-care community that always has your back. Lyf users, called Lyfers, are never alone as they can connect with others currently on the same path as well as those who are on the other side of what they are going through. Lyf features interesting people and stories improving their well-being through community. The app’s licensed Lyf Support Well Being Experts provide confidential, unbiased, guidance around all aspects of life. Lyf makes this world just a little less lonely and is confidential, free and always there for you.
Lyf partnered with Giant Propeller in the Summer of 2019. Giant Propeller, based in Los Angeles, is a leading marketing agency helping emerging brands accelerate growth. Giant Propeller, founded by Jordan Freda and Mike Bodkin, serves a diverse client base and is proud to share and enhance the ongoing important mission of Lyf.