Wysa to develop Hindi version of world’s most popular mental health app

BANGALORE, INDIA, 10 Oct 2022 – Wysa, the world’s leading AI-based digital companion for behavioral health, today announces plans for a Hindi language mental health app, which will also be accessible through WhatsApp. ACT, a non-profit venture philanthropy platform, is supporting the initiative and is seeking a co-funding partner to propel the development further. The pilot is expected to commence in early 2023.

Says Neetha Joy, Director – Healthcare at ACT, “This is a first of a kind effort for us, to partner with an established player to make a proven solution accessible to millions. With 14% of our population suffering from mental health disorders and the pandemic exacerbating the lack of access to quality care, we need innovative solutions to address this chasm as there aren’t enough trained care providers to meet this latent demand.”

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Overcoming the fear of meditation

Have you ever sat down with the intention to meditate but felt immediately put off by the idea?

Has this experience stopped you from ever meditating again?

Or do you simply find it to be a strange experience to sit quietly with yourself, having your eyes closed for the few minutes?

If you replied yes to all of the above, then you are not alone!

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Gong and Sound Baths – The Sound of the Summer?

Number of people attending gong bath events more than doubles on Eventbrite as the UK bathes in the healing vibrations of sound to relax and meditate

Gong and sound baths – enjoyed by celebrities and royalty such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Charlize Theron, Robert Down Jr and Meghan Markle– could provide the sound of the summer if the latest event data is anything to go by.

As the UK emerges from lockdown, attendance to gong bath sessions on ticketing and events platform, Eventbrite – where participants are immersed in the vibrations of instruments – is growing fast and has more than doubled (> 115%) from the first quarter of 2019 to the first quarter in 2022. The number of gong baths on Eventbrite has also nearly doubled, growing by more than 80% (again comparing Q1/2019 with Q1/2022).

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Why do we find it so hard to enjoy the repetitiveness of everyday life?

From my recent observations, I have noticed that some people find it extremely difficult to enjoy the often repetitive routine of everyday life. Of course, everyday life looks different to all of us but for the most part, it always involves waking up, hopefully eating breakfast, getting ready and getting on with our day, whatever that might entail.

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The rise of mental health as a lyrical focus for musicians

Music takes on many trends over the years of the most recent trend that the music world has embraced, is featuring mental health as a core sentiment within their lyrics.

As a music and mindfulness blogger, while I am happy that the conversation around mental health has opened up in a big way, what I am not so happy about, is the lack of warning given to listeners, that a certain track on an album, could be potentially triggering or difficult or uncomfortable to listen to for whatever reason.

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