11 Aug 2017

A Better Lyf Awaits You

Sometimes lyf gets tough, for everyone. Relationships go sour, work gets too stressful, we feel overwhelmed by little things, loneliness creeps in or anxiety takes over. Those who are familiar with counseling, hesitate. Those who are not, struggle.

BetterLYF, formerly Dial My Angel, is the world’s first and only Instant Helpline for Stress and Anxiety and is here to help you cope. Now you can seek help over call or chat, and connect with a trained psychologist instantly. You can explore difficult feelings and learn how to manage negative thoughts or emotions, without having to reveal your identity. It is a safe space for you to talk it all out.

Their new feature, BetterLYF Wellness Exercises combine the power of interactive multimedia with scientifically tested therapy methods for fighting Stress & Anxiety. This innovative self-help program gives you practical tools for building self-confidence, healthy relationships, overcoming anxiety, and coping with stress.
So far, betterLYF counselors have had over 31,000 conversations worldwide. People seek their assistance with work stress, relationship conflicts, self-esteem, confidence, social anxiety, breakups, parenting, general stress and more. 96% of their clients have reported feeling much better and healthier after talking to them.

“I was struggling after my 3-year relationship ended. My counselor really helped me get over the past and move on. I’m so thankful to betterLYF for that!” says Shivani, a client who used the online chat feature on the website after her friend suggested it. Anurag, another client who was going through work stress says, “I didn't want to share it with family and friends and coincidently came to know about betterLYF. My counselor brought in a positive perspective!”

Founded by Delhi based entrepreneur Vikram Beri, betterLYF is the result of his belief that happiness is a fundamental need. He has made it his aim is to reach out to as many people as possible because seemingly small matters can turn into complicated negative thought patterns if left unattended. “I don’t know anyone who hasn’t struggled with day to day concerns, be it work, career or relationships. We are often reluctant in confiding with family and friends. While counseling can help, the hassle of finding a competent counselor, making appointments and traveling makes it all the more difficult. Well now, a better lyf is just a phone call away.”

The insight happened for Vikram when he went to drop his wife, a psychologist, to the clinic where she was interning. It was located in an obscure corner of an otherwise posh Delhi neighborhood as people don’t want to be seen or recognized when seeking counseling. He instantly knew that a platform that could provide assistance without having to deal with stigma and inconvenience was the need of the hour.

An engineer and MBA who has worked as a consultant with Deloitte in Chicago and subsequently run a manufacturing business, Vikram admits that he has had to go way beyond his training, knowledge and comfort zone to make this venture happen. But, he says he's never been this passionate about anything else.

Launched eight months ago with the conviction that emotional well-being is just as important as physical wellness, betterLYF has helped people discover happiness in over 500 cities across 34 countries. So the next time you or someone you know is feeling low, you know exactly where to better your lyf.