Daylight is the first digital therapeutic to combine cognitive behavioral therapy, animation and the human voice to help people improve feelings of worry and anxiety.
Digital therapeutics company Big Health today announced the launch of Daylight™, a scientifically rigorous yet approachable mobile app for reducing feelings of worry and anxiety. The Daylight app uses scientifically proven techniques based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to address feelings of worry and anxiety wherever and whenever the need arises.
Anxiety is the most common mental health issue in the United States, affecting more than 40 million Americans (18 percent of the adult population) every year. Worry and anxiety can significantly interfere with people’s day-to-day functioning and overall quality of life. Big Health collaborated with the world’s leading experts from Boston University, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Oxford and the University of Texas, Austin to teach individuals how to respond to negative thoughts, use their body to reduce stress and tension and face their fears directly. Users can come back at any time to check-in, learn new techniques and measure their progress.
Developed by leading podcast producers, filmmakers, designers, and animators, including veterans of Pixar and NPR’s Radiolab, the Daylight app combines animation with the intimacy of the human voice to provide a fully immersive visual and auditory experience that is personalized, lighthearted and upbeat.
Daylight is Big Health’s second digital CBT-based program following the success of its first product, Sleepio™, a digital sleep improvement program accessible to more than 12 million people worldwide through employers and payers including Boston Medical Center, Comcast, the Hartford and the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS).
“With anxiety and other mental health issues causing distress to millions and costing trillions worldwide, widespread access to effective solutions has never been more critical,” said Peter Hames, CEO, and co-founder of Big Health. “By combining the expertise of world-leading scientists, animators, and storytellers we’ve been able to develop digital therapeutics that respond to the human, emotional reality of these problems. We are excited about the potential for Daylight to help many more people back to good mental health.”