|[June 05, 2018]
Emotional Health and Meditation Tools from Happify Health Now Available in 7 Major Languages
Regardless of location or language, people need emotional health tools
available on their devices, anytime, anywhere. According to the World
Health Organization, more than 300 million people around the world
suffer from depression, and more than 260 million people are living with
anxiety disorders globally. 1
As the leader in mental health and wellness technology, Happify
Health has designed digital tools to improve emotional health.
Happify delivers fun, science-based activities, games, and meditations
that appeal to everyone and fit easily into busy lives. Happify can be
especially beneficial for individuals experiencing emotional health
challenges like stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms.
More than 3 million individuals use the English-language version of
Happify, which launched to the public in 2013. Now, the company has
rolled out the platform in six additional languages: Spanish, French,
Portuguese, German, Chinese and Japanese. A French-Canadian version will
be available in summer 2018. All languages can be accessed via the Happify
website, iOS and Android (News - Alert) apps.
"Stress is a global issue, and language shouldn't be a barrier to
getting access to tools that can help improve mental health and
wellness," said Tomer Ben-Kiki, co-founder and CEO of Happify Health.
"This is the first, comprehensive mental health and wellness solution
that's been linguistically and culturally adapted, while also staying
true to the science, for a diverse population."
The multi-language resources span a selection of Happify's core tracks,
assessments, articles, infographics, videos and all available games; new
content and activities are added on a regular basis as well. In
addition, over 300 guided meditations are offered in English and nearly
300 are offered in a variety of other languages. Exclusive online member
communities, where users can support and encourage each other in their
native languages, also are available.
Multi-lingual meditation at your fingertips
mindfulness and compassion meditation track has been launched in
parallel with the added languages. Spanish, French, German and
Portuguese options are available now, with Chinese and Japanese to come.
Happify Health worked with world-renowned meditation teacher and
best-selling author Sharon
Salzberg to create the exclusive 28-day guided meditation track,
"Real Happiness: The Meditation Transformation," based on Salzberg's
bestselling book, Real Happiness. It can be accessed via the Happify
website, iOS and Android apps.
"I'm thrilled to be collaborating with Happify Health to share my
mindfulness and compassion meditations with people all over the world in
an easily accessible format," said Salzberg.
Happify Health collaborated with experienced mindfulness meditation
teachers across the globe to translate Salzberg's track and evaluate its
cultural relevance across languages, creating the first digital tool to
provide guided meditations in a variety of languages.
A global issue, at home and at work
Mental health and
wellness resources are gaining in importance as the pressures of an
increasingly global society expand. But, resources must be localized and
align with cultural differences to make the greatest impact.
"As a global company ourselves, we understand how local language and
cultural alignment can impact how we use and engage with mental health
and wellness resources. So, we collaborated with translators, editors,
meditation teachers and scientific advisors from around the world to
adapt our content to account for cultural differences, while providing
the same high-quality user experience and support that the original
platform delivers," said Tiffany Sun, head of Content Strategy at
According to the International Labor Organization 2016 report on
Workplace Stress, 13-19 percent of people reported losing sleep due to
work concerns in Central America, and 32 percent of Japanese workers
report suffering from strong anxiety, worry and stress. In Europe, 25
percent of workers report experiencing work-related stress for all or
most of their working time. 2 By providing access to
resources in additional languages, Happify expects to improve emotional
health for millions across the world.
About Happify Health
Happify Health, a leader in mental
health and wellness technology, breaks down barriers to achieving better
emotional health by creating an engaging, stigma-free environment that
allows individuals to access online resources with any device - at the
place and time when it matters most. Our clinical, evidence-based
interventions are designed to be effective, and our digital,
gamification approach helps users create positive change in their lives
by developing skills to reduce stress and build resilience. Happify
Health uses scientific research from positive psychology, CBT and
mindfulness, and combines it with leading-edge technology to impact
everyday lives. For more information go to www.happifyhealth.com.
1 World Health Organization: World Mental Health Day 2017 http://www.who.int/mental_health/world-mental-health-day/2017/en/
2 Workplace Stress: A Collective Challenge: World Day For
Safety and Health At Work http://www.ilo.org/safework/info/publications/WCMS_466547/lang--en/index.htm
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