babylon now offers a quick, easy, flexible and affordable way to talk to a top therapist about a range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, stress and depression. If you or someone you know would benefit from talking to a therapist, you can do so, confidentially, using babylon from the comfort of your home.
If you’re wondering what it’s like to suffer from a mental health condition, babylon's Dr. Umang Patel wrote a short story that should help.
Jack was walking to work as usual when he fell down a hole. He looked around, it was dark and he couldn’t see a way out.
He looked up, as his doctor walked past.
"Hey Doc, I'm down here, can you help me out?" he called.
The doctor said, "of course", she pulled out a prescription pad, prescribed some medication and threw it down to Jack.
Next, Jack saw his manager walking past. Jack shouted, "hey Boss, I'm down here. Can you help me out?"
"Sure, give me a minute." He soon came back with a rope ladder, fed it down, secured the top and headed into work.
Jack didn’t use the ladder.
Eventually, Jack's friend walked past. Jack shouted, "hey Dave, I'm down here, can you help me out?"
Dave said, “of course” and jumped down into the hole.
Jack said, "thank you, but why did you do that? Now we’re both down here."
Dave said, "yes, except I've been here before, and I know the way out."
Many more people commit suicide every year than die as a result of knife crime, and the numbers are on the rise. It is increasingly difficult to find ways out of the hole. It takes courage to call out, and it takes courage to help.
babylon Therapy provides top therapists who can be booked in 3 clicks, from whatever hole you may find yourself in. You are not alone.
Our Therapy Service Lead, Rebecca Minton:
"By providing digital therapy sessions babylon members can choose have a video or phone consultation from the privacy of their home, or to have appointments during lunch breaks, avoiding taking time off work to get to clinics. With babylon experienced therapists are just a tap away when you need them."