You’ve likely seen the sentiment “physical distancing, not social distancing” floating through your social media platforms. As we are all under quarantine, it’s a powerful reminder that people still need people.
Lyf, a new free iOS and Android app, has launched to offer what it calls the “world’s largest virtual support group.” For people struggling with COVID-19 related anxiety and depression (and issues unrelated to the virus), Lyf has a team of licensed psychologists on the platform 24/7 to answer questions and provide feedback for free.
“Lyf is a platform to share thoughts and experiences that might be too personal for other social media,” says Eddie Wittenberg, co-founder and CEO of Lyf. “Whether you’re scared or impacted by COVID-19, battling anxiety, dealing with infidelity, coping with loss, struggling with addiction or questioning your sexual identity, there are others going through the same thing. With Lyf, you’re provided a world of support in the palm of your hand. It’s a crowd-sourced emotional support network for whatever is going on in your life and in your mind.”