Depression is a mental health disorder that can be characterized by a constant depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, which can cause significant deterioration in daily life. Many people, especially in today’s society, have depression due to personal problems, school life, and even work life. And oftentimes, depression co-occurs with other illnesses and medical conditions, which includes (but is not limited to) cancer, strokes, and heart attacks. This also includes diabetes and other eating disorders (such as anorexia). (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, “Depression Statistics,” https://www.dbsalliance.org/education/depression/statistics/).
This disorder affects approximately 264 million people globally, of which 1.9 million children– aged between 3 to 17 years –have been diagnosed. And still, depression rates are skyrocketing given the individual circumstances within a household. (Centers for Disease Control “Data and Statistics on Children’s Mental Health,” 2018).
In many cases, depression can be linked to the feeling of uncertainty– may it be uncertainty about your value, financial/future stability uncertainty, uncertainty about your future, etc –and, for this reason, is frequently treated with “talk therapy,” a therapy heavily built around human interaction to help change a patient’s behavior and overcome problems in a desired way. This interaction is what steers countless diagnosed people away from that persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest, and has instilled healing amongst many.
However, not everyone who is diagnosed is able to receive the help they need. So how do these people get the help they seek?
Untyme provides that sense of connection that comes from attending therapy sessions, including the chance to put all of your thoughts in one place. With this messaging platform, you are able to leave messages to anyone of your choosing, using the writing/typing experience to express yourself to the best of your abilities. Similar to an actual therapy session, the ability to say what’s on your mind brings about a sense of relief; being able to send messages reduces that uncertainty that often pairs with depression.
As studies have shown, as uncertainty reduces, depression rates decrease. (National Center for Biotechnology Information, “Intolerance of Uncertainty: A Common Factor in the Treatment of Emotional Disorders,” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3712497/).
|And in the case that you’re afraid you won’t be able to say all the things you want to say, Untyme allows you to set delivery dates of your choosing, whether that be tomorrow, a week from now, a few months from now, or even years from when you wrote your message.
Even if you set the date ahead of time, when you’re not around to say the words aloud, you continue to keep that connection going between yourself and the recipient. You make that effort to stay connected, to receive the interaction you need. And with it, you gain relief, you unburden your mind.
Untyme acts as a tether between you and certainty; it is a bay where you can dock when your mind is overwhelmed, or when you lack the motivation to do something. Use Untyme as a tool to set your troubled thoughts aside– even if it’s just for a moment –and to collect yourself again.
Breathe; healing takes time. Healing takes patience.
You deserve to heal.