Lyra Health, the leading provider of comprehensive mental health care benefits for employers, has introduced Guided Self-Care, which combines clinically-proven mental health coaching with online exercises and tools. It is specifically designed for consumers dealing with common issues such as stress, relationships, and life transitions. Lyra also expanded its telehealth capabilities to include live messaging sessions with mental health coaches.
The new offerings build on Lyra’s proven mental health coaching program. Lyra’s certified mental health coaches use evidence-based approaches to deliver short-term support aimed at preventing common mental health issues from becoming more chronic or severe. A peer-reviewed study of Lyra’s cognitive behavioral coaching program shows approximately 85% of consumers experience improvement in overall well-being and 80% experience reduced stress levels.
More than 83% of U.S. employees are experiencing mental health issues, according to research Lyra Health conducted in 2020 in partnership with the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions. Additionally, 40% of workers feel employers do not support their mental health.
Guided Self-Care and the new live messaging capabilities are part of the Lyra Preventative Care Suite, designed to improve wellness for individuals with mild to moderate mental health issues and to help prevent the development of more severe symptoms. Lyra’s innovative platform includes video and live messaging sessions with mental health coaches, personalized treatment plans with video lessons and exercises, and well-being tracking, all coordinated to support members and promote positive outcomes.
- Lyra Mental Health Coaching: Coaching sessions are now available via both video and live messaging, allowing certified coaches to work together with members in ways that best fit their needs. Members can switch between live messaging and video sessions throughout their care and get personalized video lessons and activities from their coach between sessions.
- Lyra Guided Self-Care: Members meet with a coach for a video consultation to co-develop a tailored, short-term care plan that includes video lessons, strategies, and activities that members can work on at their own pace. Throughout care, the same dedicated coach provides feedback and keeps members on track.
- Mental wellness tools: With Lyra Preventative Care, employers can offer their people access to on-demand mental health tools such as Calm and myStrength to support day-to-day wellness.
This was reported by Lyra Health on February 21, 2021.