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myStrength app provides help for mental health self-care

Posted at 5:02 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 20:26:51-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A new resource aimed to help with mental health self-care is readily available for Utahns. With the COVID-19 pandemic, stress and anxiety is not uncommon.

Eric Tadehara, the assistant director of Children's Mental Health at the Utah Department of Human Services joined FOX 13 live via zoom and talked about how to access and use the Mystrength app.

“In an effort to provide ongoing support for individuals experiencing increased stress due to COVID-19 throughout the state, the division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health in the Department of Human Services is excited to announce a free 60 day trial to the Mystrength app.

“Mystrength is digital self-care technology that is meant as both early intervention and as a complement to current behavioral health treatment. Mystrength has recently added resources and supports surrounding COVID-19 and the behavioral health needs that you may have during this time. Mystrength also has existing resources for balancing intense emotions, anxiety, depression, pregnancy and parenting, opiates, mindfulness, alcohol, reducing stress, improving sleep, managing chronic pain, and ptsd/trauma. The resources available through Mystrength are evidenced based and provide a holistic approach to overall well-being. “
Eric Tadehara