US actor and singer Kristen Bell has joined Health and wellness platform Hers as its first Mental Health Ambassador.
The actor and singer will work to combat stigma surrounding mental health and encourage conversation and exploration of treatment for people struggling with anxiety and depression.
Hers is a digital platform enables access to treatments for a broad range of conditions, including those related to sexual health, dermatology, mental health and primary care.
Hilary Coles, Co-Founder and SVP of Brand & Innovation, Hims & Hers, said:
“Kristen’s genuine personality and openness about her mental health resonates with people in a really honest and authentic way. Harnessing her influence and community, we hope to support people looking for a better way to take care of their anxiety and depression.
“In working with Kristen, we want more people to understand that mental health care doesn’t have to be daunting, scary, or unattainable — trusted care is available right now.”
The Mental Health Ambassador role will see Bell share about her personal mental health journey to drive meaningful conversations on the topic.
The actor will also call attention to the individualised care Hers provides access to for anxiety and depression, which includes virtual psychiatry and therapy services with licensed healthcare professionals, free support group sessions and on-demand treatment education.
Customers who have sought psychiatric treatment through the Hers platform and who were prescribed medication by a licensed healthcare provider have reported improved PHQ and GAD scores around four weeks after first seeking treatment.
Kristen Bell said:
“It’s no secret that I’ve sought help for my own anxiety and depression.
“While it may sound intimidating, professional help can be lifesaving for some people struggling with mental illness.
“I’ve been advocating against the stigma of mental health for a long time, and I feel immensely proud to be teaming up with Hers to help people understand that high-quality care for anxiety and depression is readily available.”