If we want to truly contain the effects of this pandemic, we must also contain the outbreak of loneliness and emotional distress. Now more than ever, social distancing is making many people feel more alone and detached from their friends and family.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) March 27, 2020
Happy the App, Inc. (“Happy”) announced that from April 1st-15th, Happy will offer two free emotional support sessions to anyone feeling lonely, isolated, or worried about the COVID-19 pandemic. All proceeds for the period will be donated to people affected by the pandemic. Happy offers person-to-person emotional support, 24/7, from some of the most caring people in the country via a mobile application. After a quick download, with the touch of a button on a smartphone or device, anyone can connect in seconds to one of Happy’s Support Givers. New users will get two free sessions, and currently registered users will get one additional free call.
“An epidemic of emotional unrest has reached every corner of American society, from Facebook to the paper products aisles of supermarkets,” said Jeremy Fischbach CEO & Founder of Happy. “If we want to truly contain the effects of this pandemic, we must also contain the outbreak of loneliness and emotional distress. Now more than ever, social distancing is making many people feel more alone and detached from their friends and family.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated the mental health epidemic Happy was founded to address: an epidemic of social isolation and loneliness that affects half of the U.S. population. Continued widespread “social distancing” in the months to come – coupled with increased levels of anxiety and stress – creates a recipe for people needing emotional support and someone to talk to during these trying moments. Happy’s national team of Support Givers is standing by, 24/7, to support individuals from the comfort of their own home.
About Happy the App, Inc.: Happy is a supportive culture company dedicated to helping all individuals receive the emotional support they need to live a more joyful, healthy and productive life. Happy’s Support Givers, who include social workers, crisis line volunteers, teachers and caregivers, have natural gifts for providing others with compassion and encouragement, and are screened through a highly selective vetting process, including background checks. Happy is an official partner of Mental Health America, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and a national supporter of the American Heart Association’s Support Network. Download Happy on the App Store or Google Play store or visit happythemovement.com.
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