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Sesh virtual group support sessions are driving community-based mental health

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Sesh virtual group support sessions are driving community-based mental health

July 29
20:33 2022
Through virtual mental health support groups, Sesh makes mental healthcare more affordable and accessible.

Sesh is an easy-to-use platform connecting those with anxiety, depression, stress, and other mental health concerns and challenges to a virtual support group and licensed therapist. This is not group therapy; instead, it is a community of people coming together to discuss a specific topic and offer support.

Nearly 20 percent of adults — 50 million Americans — experience a mental illness, yet more than half receive no treatment. Mental illness is characterized by health conditions that cause significant changes in emotion, thinking, or behavior, especially when it impacts one’s ability to function in social, work, or family settings and leads to distress.

Public opinion regarding mental healthcare has shifted in recent years: 87 percent of adults agree a mental health disorder is nothing to be ashamed of, and 86 percent believe people with mental illness can get better. By taking charge of their mental health through therapy or support groups, individuals can engage in productive activities, forge healthy relationships, adapt to change, and cope with adversity.  

Sesh makes mental healthcare more accessible and affordable. Licensed therapists lead sessions of two to 10 people in virtual support groups covering a range of topics, such as “Discovering Your Resilience,” “Breaking Habits and Connecting with Others,” “Calming Your Anxiety and Worry,” and “Using Writing to Process Emotions.” 

Sessions are categorized by topics, and users can sign up for the session time that works best with their schedule. Yoga, meditation, and financial wellness sessions are also available. People can pay $30 per session or sign up for a $60 monthly subscription. New users get unlimited free sessions for 30 days. Sesh also provides free mental health resources through its blog.

Benefits of joining a support group

Therapy and medication are critical to treating mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, stress, and bipolar disorder, but they may not be enough. Connecting with a supportive community of people navigating the same experiences can strengthen one’s mental health and decrease symptoms. Consider these benefits:

–  Groups provide support — Hearing from others facing the same mental health challenges removes the loneliness from the condition and offers different perspectives on managing symptoms, leading to progress in overcoming mental illness.

–  Groups drive forward momentum — Learning how others struggled with and overcame the same challenges can be encouraging and empowering.

–  Groups provide deeper insights — By watching how an individual interacts with other group members, therapists can give more significant insights into their challenges and situation and recommend the best way to overcome the condition.

–  Groups offer a sense of community — Not everyone has a supportive network in their life. Groups can provide much-needed social interactions, a level of accountability, and a sense of belonging.

–  Groups are a safety net — It can be challenging to talk about anxiety or depression. However, by joining a support group, individuals can share their needs without risking rejection.

Sesh support groups offer an additional benefit — because they are virtual, users don’t have to worry about a lack of in-person offerings where they live. Individuals can attend a Sesh support group from anywhere in the world.

Conclusion

Sesh is using its virtual group sessions to make community mental healthcare more affordable and accessible. Users choose a topic and schedule a therapist-guided session to share their mental health challenges in a safe and supportive space.

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Company Name: Sesh
Contact Person: Marrissa Sanchez
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Country: United States
Website: https://www.seshgroups.com/

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