Mental health crises are common occurrences. Making sure you create a safe space for clients to talk about their painful experiences and harmful thoughts is the first step towards helping to restore their emotional health and sense of life purpose. Following the steps outlined here, competently and compassionately, can alleviate the emotional burden your client is facing and prepare them for a safer and brighter road ahead.
When my kids were toddlers, my husband and I had a complex division of labor. We both worked full-time and, as is often the case for working parents of little ones, there was always way more that needed to be done than we had time for. It felt like we were constantly in motion trying to keep on top of all the chores and errands and general management of our house and tiny kids. Sleep-deprived and mentally exhausted by the end of the day, I soon found myself looking forward to “dishes nights” and feeling tired just thinking about “bath nights.”
Right now, the science of mindfulness, as well as acceptance and compassion-focused therapies, are growing at warp speed. Clinicians are steadily presented with new treatment options for anxiety and depression that are grounded in centuries of meditation tradition and tested and honed by advanced research. It’s understandable that this rapid emergence of new methods and techniques can seem a little daunting. Thankfully, we don’t need to begin again from scratch when we wish to work with innovations in mindfulness and self-compassion.
Today we are pleased to announce that we’ve raised $45 million in new financing, which we will use to accelerate development of new tools and expand our team. This funding further validates the need for innovative mental health software and we’ll continue to show how software, data, and a human touch can be blended to make it easier for people to learn new skills, change thoughts and behaviors, and live happier and more fulfilling lives.