I have announcement, about a company and an app, that I recently started working for, as a Happy Giver. The company is called Happy The App and the service it provides is immensely important in our somewhat disconnected (albeit overly connected) world.
While the app was still in development, I got the opportunity to use the app, personally, and it helped me, tremendously. Knowing that I could pick up the app, any time during the day or even into the latest hours at night, was comforting. Being able to speak to someone, who’s only job was to listen and offer support (not advice), was refreshing. I wasn’t scolded for my negative thoughts or debated about whether this idea or that one was worthwhile; I was nudged to figure it out, for myself, without feeling judged. In short, I felt heard. I felt validated.
Sometimes our friends and loved ones don’t want to hear us go on and on about things we may have gone around the block about time and time again. If they do take the time to listen, sometimes their advice may seem helpful (to them), but to us, it seems dismissive, maybe it misses the point you are trying to share.
Oftentimes, our friends and loved ones are completely unavailable to us. Maybe it’s 2 in the morning and you just need someone to talk to, because you feel alone or you just feel like you need to get some thoughts off of your chest in order to sleep soundly.
Other times, particularly, if you have been diagnosed with a mental health issue, you need to express yourself, but your mental health professional, is unavailable to you for several days or weeks. You don’t feel like hurting yourself, but you Just Need Someone To Talk To Right Now.
Happy The App is designed to meet all of those needs. Happy Givers are hired for their compassionate listening skills, but they are offered further training so that we can offer you the support that so many of us need; a simple, friendly, ear.
Happy is not free, but you only pay for the actual time that you talk to a Happy Giver. You are free to speak as little or as much as you need. There is no pressure. Seriously.
And, it’s anonymous.
The app is currently only available for iPhones, but an Android version is, also, currently, in the works.
I’m thrilled to announce that Happy the App was officially launched on World Health Day! If you haven’t heard, Happy is an iPhone / iPad app that connects people experiencing everyday stresses and struggles with everyday people who are exceptionally compassionate and encouraging–over the phone, on-demand, affordably, and safely.
As amazing as Facebook is, so much of social media encourages us to carefully curate the image we present to each other — reflecting only the happy, ‘likeable’ moments in our lives. And we’re taught from an early age to keep our struggles hidden, not burdening or revealing to others when we feel unsure of ourselves, overwhelmed, disheartened, or disconnected. Happy is taking this on, harnessing the power of technology to support rather than inhibit genuine human connection. We are a true ‘for the people, by the people’ company, trying to change the way people give, receive and think about the role emotional support plays in our health and wellness. Happy is made up of a community of over 2600 ‘Happy Givers’ — I’m one of them! — and each of us is dedicated to ensuring that every person has access to the compassion and encouragement they need to thrive.
Go to https://gethappy.app.link/facebook to download the app and get a gift of 10 free Happy minutes! Our compassionate community is ready to listen and to encourage you, and I can say from experience that “Getting Happy” feels amazing! If creating a more compassionate world is important to you, please copy and share this post with your friends. I’d be so grateful for your help in spreading the word!
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