Wysa is the top clinically approved app for stress during Covid
ORCHA recommends Wysa as the best app for managing anxiety during COVID 19. With the impact of the pandemic on mental health, digital health resources emerged as a tool to self-manage. Wysa featured on a list of clinically approved apps to deal with health anxiety and feelings of isolation.
"Wysa is there for those whose needs remain unspoken"
- Dr Veera Mookerjee, PhD, LMSW
I strongly believe that in the current social circumstance it is not possible for everyone to reach out for help easily. Our privacy and interactions are limited to the technology available to us, that mobile, that laptop, that computer screen. In such a lifestyle an app like Wysa stands as a lighthouse for those who find themselves lost in this sea of confusion, frustration, loneliness, or isolation and identity surrounded by blurred boundaries and judgements. While I am still learning in the field, the one thing I have felt about Wysa is the ease of its availability. The road to Mental Health services does not start with the problem, it starts with the person identifying the problem and his or her ability to reach out to seek help. The fact that Wysa is available the way it is, makes it really easy for many of those who hesitate to reach out and then seek escape in work or other indulgences. The fear of labels often makes people suffer in silence, bear the pain alone or be in a denial. The support provided by Wysa ensures people that help is in the palm of their hands. The tools such as CBT encourages people to think and use their own cognition to resolve problems and develop strong coping mechanism to address future stress. I especially like the mindfulness-based meditation. While it is an extremely effective technique to relax and reflect upon issues, it helps in the overall redrawing of the problem and related approach. For many, it is a concrete step back to revisit the problem with a calmer approach and find effective resolution only for a short-term solution but also for a long-term achievement. Wysa is there for those who are able to speak and also for those whose needs remain unspoken.
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