what you'll get

Free sessions
Mental health is more important than ever—which is why these sessions are free right now
Effective strategies
Learn effective tools and strategies for common concerns from licensed therapists and mental health professionals
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

taking the first step is easy

01

Reserve a session
Find a topic and time that works for you. Each session is capped at 15 people, so don’t wait too long to book it.

02

Submit your questions
Prior to the session, you’ll receive a form where you can ask anonymous questions related to the session topic. The therapist will use these questions to guide the discussion.

03

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

what we’ll cover together

we’re here for you—with new sessions added every week

We’ll add new session topics and time slots based on what’s working for you. Here are the kinds of topics you can expect:
Trouble Sleeping
Difficulty motivating & focusing
Coping with coronavirus
Relationship questions
Managing anxiety
Mindfulness & meditation

what to look out for

upcoming support group sessions

Mondays, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT // 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET and Wednesdays, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT // 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

Understand and Take Control of Your Anxiety
Led by: Lindsay Kandra
Summary: If you're looking for more brain-based tools for managing anxiety, this session is for you. This workshop will cover the basics of CBT-based mindfulness: How mindfulness impacts the brain, how it helps with anxiety, and how to pick the practices that work best for you. We’ll cover a variety of easy practices that can be added to your daily routine and will finish with an extended practice to leave you feeling calm, grounded, and focused.

Every other Monday, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM PT // 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM ET

Meditation for All: Staying Sane in Tough Times
Led by: Ian Albert
Summary: Maybe something changed at work. Maybe it’s something in the news. Whether it’s on a personal level or something bigger, we often find ourselves facing things we can’t control. Meditation helps us cultivate inner mental and emotional stability to better respond to events like this, rather than feel at the mercy of them. Suitable for all levels, this series is a great way to relax, develop mindfulness, and stay connected. Ian will share new topics each week—so feel free to join more than once. This session includes several short guided meditations.

Every other Tuesday, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM PT // 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ET

Self-Compassion: Reframe How You Treat Yourself
Led by: Sally Scheidlinger
Summary: Negative self-talk can be pervasive and debilitating, especially during this time of social distancing and isolation. Even in quarantine, people seem to keep posting on social media about their productivity and motivation. This can lead to feelings of shame if you don't have the energy or emotional ability to do the same. These feelings then decrease motivation, causing a painful cycle. In this session, we'll discuss practicing self-compassion and the art of reworking your internal monologues to treat yourself in a gentler, more understanding manner.

Every other Tuesday, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM PT // 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ET

Goal-Getter: Bust Negative Thinking Habits with CBT
Led by: Sally Scheidlinger
Summary: "I didn't do enough today." "I'm not smart enough for this." Ever have thoughts like this? Negative thinking patterns can creep up on us, especially when we're feeling isolated. While these thoughts are often not grounded in reality, they can have a big impact on how you feel. In this session, you'll learn to apply lessons from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)—a short-term, goal-oriented form of therapy—to reframe negative thinking behaviors. You'll also learn exercises you can use at home.

Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PT // 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM ET

Break Free from Burnout
Led by: Jody Radtke
Summary: Feeling stressed out? Irritable, frazzled or unfocused? There is a reason for that. Our nervous systems aren't designed for chronic states of stress. In this session, we'll learn about the stress activation cycle, how to recognize the signs of stress overload and to practice effective tools to calm down and come back to center.

Thursdays, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT // 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT and Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PT // 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET

Tackle Your Depression for a Better Tomorrow
Led by: Lindsay Kandra
Summary: Learn how CBT-based mindfulness tools can be added to your depression-fighting toolbox. This workshop will start with the neuroscience of depression and why depression intensifies in the wintertime (including Seasonal Affective Disorder). Then, learn how mindfulness helps with depression and how to find the motivation to practice when life seems overwhelming. We’ll go over a variety of techniques and will finish with an extended beginner-friendly practice that will leave you feeling awake, invigorated, and motivated.

Fridays, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT // 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Mindful Scrolling: Staying Intentional and Grounded Online
Led by: Lindsay Kandra
Summary: If you've ever found yourself going online to connect with friends and family but end up getting sucked into a whirlpool of mindless scrolling, negative news, or social media rants, you are not alone. The first step in breaking the internet information overload stress cycle is understanding how the design and content of online information impacts your brain and your mental health. In this session, we'll cover the basics of anxiety, trauma, and depression to help you understand why we behave this way. You'll walk away with practical, mindfulness-based tips for staying grounded while staying informed.

Fridays, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT // 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Relationships in the Time of Coronavirus
Led by: Diana Benjamin
Summary: The stress of coronavirus has certainly affected our relationships. From financial uncertainty to lack of personal space, couples are cooped up together—and may be starting to fray at the edges. It’s time to give your relationship a tune-up so you can experience renewed intimacy, emotional connection, and just plain fun with your partner. In this dynamic support group, we’ll use evidence-based communication and coping tools to help you fine-tune your relationship skills.

who’s leading the sessions

licensed therapists with proven methods

You’ll be hearing from experienced, licensed therapists and mental health professionals with proven methods who are experts in providing effective tools and strategies. Empathetic, friendly and professional, they’re trained to guide group discussion so that everyone gets the most of the session.

Jody Radtke

MA, LPC

Lindsay Kandra

LPC-Intern, QMHP

Sally Scheidlinger

LMSW

who should consider it

not sure if anonymous support groups are for you?

This is a different approach to online mental health, so we understand if you’re hesitant to try it. If it’s helpful, we find these types of people will benefit from it the most.
People totally new to therapy who want to get a feel for what it could be like and avoid expensive upfront commitments
People who have some experience with therapy, but want to feel connected to others with similar concerns and experiences
People who are feeling increased levels of stress as a result of world events and uncontrollable situations

why we’re doing this

Investing in our mental health is often put on the backburner, because it’s too expensive or too inconvenient. But with the COVID-19 global pandemic, stress and anxiety are becoming everyday issues for millions of us. 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

Chief Medical Officer, Hims & Hers

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