What

 

you'll

 

get

Free sessions

Mental health is important—which is why these sessions are free

Effective strategies

Learn effective tools and strategies for common concerns from licensed therapists

Privacy

You’ll have the option to be completely anonymous by using an alias or turning off your camera

Feeling together

You’ll be with other people who have concerns and experiences similar to yours

How it works

During the session, the therapist will provide helpful strategies and tools, moderate a group discussion, and answer real-time questions.

1. Reserve a session

2. Submit your questions

3. Listen, learn and chat


Upcoming support group sessions

Personalized support group sessions that fit your needs.

Monday sessions

Monday
sessions

Tuesday sessions

Tuesday sessions

Wednesday sessions

Wednesday sessions

Thursday sessions

Thursday sessions

Monday Mental Health Pop-Up

Mondays in September

How does mindfulness work?

12:00 pm EST

Why is it such an amazing tool for emotional balance? Learn about the neuroscience of mindfulness and how it can impact emotional balance. This educational group a great companion to the "Building a Mindfulness Practice" practice session.

Tuesday Mental Health Pop-Up

Tuesdays in September

CBT - Change Your Thoughts:

12:00 pm EST

Join Eric for a discussion on our thoughts and how they ultimately control how we feel. Want to feel different? Then change the thoughts responsible.

Outdoor/Nature Meditation and Relfection:

1:00 pm EST

We know that getting outside, even for a few minutes can be extremely beneficial for our mental health. In the final 15 minutes we will spend some time reflecting on our experiences.

Men's Mental Health Awareness

8:00 pm EST

Join Eric to understand the common misconceptions of mental health with men and why it is okay to seek help.

Wednesday Mental Health Pop-Up

Wednesdays in September

The Good Fight:

2:30 pm EST

Healthy Conflict in Relationships. Learn about conflict styles, mindfulness tools, and asserting/respecting boundaries, with the goal of buidling healthier interactions with your partner.

Is Therapy Right For You?

6:00 pm EST

Sometimes, we may feel like something is "off" in our lives. This session will discuss what therapy is and help you find out if therapy is right for you.

Healthy Coping Skills:

6:30 pm EST

If you feel like it is difficult to deal with challenges in life, healthy coping skills can be healthy ways of dealing with these challenges. We will discuss different coping skills as well as their potential benefits and see how you can incorporate them into your life.

Thursday Mental Health Pop-Up

Thursdays in September

Journal Writing for Stress Relief:

2:30 pm EST

Reflect on the week's wins and struggles, and write out goals for the next week with Taryn Hodison, LPC, as we learn to identiy and process stressors through journaling.

Not sure if anonymous support groups are for you?

 

Online sessions

Getting professional support

Guided discussions

Online
sessions

Getting  professional support

Guided
discussions

Hers

Free

Anonymous

100%
online

Hers

Free

Anonymous

100% online

In-person

Expensive

In-person

Hours out
of your
day

In-person

Expensive

In-person

Hours out of your day


Why we’re doing this

"Hims & Hers is committed to helping people deal with their stress and anxiety, which is why they’re now offering anonymous support groups. Our mission has always been to help people handle their hard-to-talk-about issues—and offering accessible mental health products from home is yet another example of that."

Dr. Patrick Carroll

Board member, Hims & Hers

Frequently asked questions about anonymous support groups

What is group therapy?

Group therapy is a kind of psychotherapy where a therapist (or therapists) treat a small group of clients together as a group. Participants gather periodically and share information via questions and answers and learn from the experiences of each other. Group therapy is often available locally in live settings (the traditional way) and more recently as an online experience enabled by technology. Online group therapy connects participants via video or text and can offer more flexibility, such as the opportunity to search for and try more groups or participate anonymously without video.

What are support groups?

Support groups connect people around a particular shared issue so that they can learn from each other. Often, the shared issue poses a significant burden and the common goal of the group is to cope and live better. For some, support groups may satisfy emotional needs and provide coping ideas without engaging in a formal type of mental health treatment.
Support groups stand in contrast to group therapy, which is a specific type of mental health treatment that connects individuals with similar conditions under the guidance of a licensed mental health care provider.
Currently, we offer access to online support group sessions that are facilitated with licensed therapists. We believe that extending access to support groups with a licensed therapist facilitator improves the value of our offering and makes it unique.

What is the method of therapy used in support groups?

While support groups are not therapy, the therapists and mental health professionals leading the groups on the Hims & Hers platforms have years of experience. During the session, the therapist or mental health professional will provide helpful strategies and tips, moderate the group's discussion, and answer real-time questions that are relevant to your topic (you can submit anonymous questions beforehand). On top of that, you can grow by learning how individuals in the group have navigated common concerns.

How long are support group sessions?

These support group sessions are typically about 1 hour in duration, though we offer a variety to suit different needs. You are welcome to leave the session for any reason and you may sign up for as many sessions per day as you like.

How much do support group sessions cost?

Group sessions are typically $15/session but we will offer them free of charge for the foreseeable future during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How are support group sessions anonymous?

You can choose to be anonymous to other participants by using an alias and turning off your camera during the session.

How is my privacy protected in online support groups?

For starters, your privacy is protected in the online setting vs. the group because you don't physically have to share a room. From the comfort of home, you can choose to leave your camera off and leave your image out of it.

Am I allowed to just listen and not talk?

Yes, you’re allowed to listen into the session and aren’t required to talk. We know that people are at different points in their mental health journey and have different levels of comfort readily opening up in front of others. If your style is to listen and observe to get the best use of the session, you can absolutely do that.

Are these sessions gender-specific?

Currently, these sessions are available across Hims & Hers and are open for anyone to join. That said, we know certain mental health topics may be particularly sensitive and people may prefer to participate with others of the same gender. We will continue to evaluate this and may offer gender-specific sessions in the future.

What happens if another group member is being disruptive or offensive?

We expect all participants of anonymous support group sessions to be courteous of others and conduct themselves with the right etiquette. Please be sure to show respect both to the leader of the session and fellow group members. Make sure to take turns talking or using the chat and treat others how you would want to be treated. In the event that someone is intentionally trolling the group or being disruptive, the therapist or mental health professional will be able to remove that person from the session.

There's never been

a better 

time to start.

There's never

been a better

time to start

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