“Not only do we want to increase access to mental health care and make it more affordable, we want to increase conversations around this critical topic,” said LARKR co-founder and CEO Shawn Kernes.
LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (PRWEB) May 16, 2018
New video-based therapy app LARKR today announced discounted therapy sessions during the month of May in support of Mental Health Awareness and Military Appreciation Month. The discount code “MentalHealthMay” will give new and current users $20 off of a personal therapy session through the app.
Mental Health Awareness Month is an important opportunity for everyone to discuss the barriers that are keeping individuals from receiving mental health care. LARKR specifically aims to minimize the costs, lack of accessibility and stigma of treatment so that more Americans can receive the care that they deserve.
Mental health care is an extremely important part of any individual’s overall well-being and should be tended to the same as physical care. Approximately 86 percent of Americans suffer from mental illness at some point in their lives and 26 percent of Americans are dealing with mental illness at any given moment. However, the mental health services industry is only capable of treating about 20 million people at a time. This leaves about 30-50 million Americans in need, without mental health treatment. In today’s increasingly stressful and distracting world, LARKR focuses on improving the quality of life, particularly for youth and young adults, through mental health treatment.
“Not only do we want to increase access to mental health care and make it more affordable, we want to increase conversations around this critical topic,” said LARKR co-founder and CEO Shawn Kernes. “Just as we prioritize physical exams, we should also prioritize our mental state consistently. On behalf of LARKR, we commend everyone alongside us within the industry working to improve mental health care across the country.”
In light of Military Appreciation month, LARKR stands in support of all military personnel and also encourages veterans and active duty who may have been affected by PTSD or other service related ailments to take this time to tend to their mental health care and utilize this discount code.
LARKR’s forward-thinking app provides talk therapy via a convenient mobile platform, making mental health treatment more affordable, accessible and private. LARKR is currently available on iOS devices and is free in the App Store.
LARKR is a groundbreaking new start-up poised to revolutionize mental health care in America by eliminating the barriers that keep approximately 60% of Americans from receiving the help they need. LARKR provides on-demand talk therapy with licensed practitioners through an easy-to-use video platform, widening the reach of mental health care. Through LARKR, patients can arrange multi-user conferences to accommodate group therapy sessions. Additional mindfulness and self-care features of the app include guided meditations – Therapy Corner, a mood tracker – My Story, and a daily good deed challenge – Be The Change. For more information, visit http://www.larkr.com