Sharing other’s experiences is a powerful way to help inspire those in need to take action. We’d love to share with you Anastasis’s story of their mental health issues and how Feel has helped them.
“I am a pharmacy student in my senior year. My hobbies include sports & working out, either the martial arts that I did as a child, or weight-lifting, computer skills, and hanging out with my girlfriend and other friends. My family life was perfect for my whole childhood, but this changed when I became an adult.
I suffer from generalized anxiety disorder and have had depressive symptoms for a significant period of time. I had previously consulted a psychotherapist. However, there is still a great deal of stigma surrounding mental illness which prevents, or delays many to take action and get treatment.
Due partly to that stigma and my own selfishness, I left my condition untreated for many years. However, there came a time when I realized that I could not solve my issues alone.
Through the Feel Program, the daily connection with my psychological self, which is facilitated and prompted by the use of the wristband, has brought me closer to recognizing my feelings. The online sessions and the exercises included in the program have helped me deal with my negative emotions. My struggle is constant, and of course, I still have bad days, but persistence, and my daily effort have brought many benefits. In most cases, the road to coping with mental illness is both long and difficult. However, the benefits are amazing.
Many people suffer from mental illness. For our physical health, we go straight to our doctor. But why don’t we do the same when it comes to mental illness? We shouldn’t be ashamed to recognize and deal with those issues.
Never leave for tomorrow what you can resolve today! Stop trying to control things that are out of your control!
Anastasis, 23, Greece
If Anastasis’s story inspired you and you feel like you are struggling with a mental health issue, there is no need to suffer in silence!
Feel is an online mental health program το help you reconnect with your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and empowers you to take back control and grow from within. By giving you the skills, knowledge, and confidence to change how you manage challenging situations, you will feel stronger, calmer, and more positive. The program was created in our efforts to develop digital biomarkers and therapeutics to bring objective, passive, and continuous measurement and data to reinvent the way we diagnose, manage, and care for mental health.. Discover more here