Product Hunt Daily Digest
April 9th, 2020

Anonymous group therapy

Hims — the startup that sells self-care products to men, including hair loss prevention and erectile dysfunction remedies — launched a group therapy service this week. 🙏

Why? Stress and anxiety have become an everyday part of life for a lot of people right now, and Hims wants to help people handle hard-to-talk-about-issues, as they have previously with their line of wellness products.

“The world has been turned upside down. We feel it too. In times like these, it’s vital to take care of our mental health. And because individual therapy isn’t for everyone, we’re providing access to group support sessions—available through your phone or computer,” - the company wrote on its website.

What this means in practice: Hims will provide group therapy sessions for free, where participants will learn effective strategies from experienced licensed therapists and mental health professionals. Folks can use the service and remain anonymous by using an alias, and by turning off their camera during the sessions.

Each session is capped at 15 people, and will cover things like coping with coronavirus, trouble sleeping, difficulty motivating and focusing, relationship questions, managing anxiety, mindfulness and meditation. During the session, the therapist will answer real-time questions to guide the group discussion.

“This is very smart - its great to see Hims committing to their mission in ways that don't directly drive the bottom line.” - Evan

For an additional online therapy option, check out Talkspace, where you can text or video chat (one on one) with a therapist. 👏

Him Support Groups

A weird new WFH tool: simulate office background noise while you work. 🔊