Location: United States
The program provides personalised coaching and support through a breathing monitoring device. It takes just 17 minutes each day.
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought anxiety, stress, and uncertainty into people’s lives. Unsurprisingly, mental health issues are on the rise, and many people with existing mental health issues are reporting an increase in symptoms. Mental health care professionals and doctors worldwide are doing their best, but not all people have access. Therefore, technology plays a vital role in making sure support is available to as many people as possible.
More and more people are turning to online mental health support solutions like this personalised digital therapy program by BEACON. Freespira is another innovative solution that helps people reduce their panic attacks through a 28-day program.
The Freespira program is undertaken at home to help manage their anxiety and panic attacks. When the symptoms of their mental illness become more manageable, it takes less time for therapists to get to the route of their PTSD or anxiety and help the patients work through it.
A device is sent directly to the patient’s home once they have been authorised to begin the program. The device measures carbon dioxide, a gas that is released during breathing. By monitoring this and the speed of breathing, breathing technique can be improved through personalised coaching. It allows the patient to track their progress over time while working through the 28-day program for 17 minutes each day.