Mental health app Pacifica gives free Premium to students for finals

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Top-rated stress and anxiety management mobile app Pacifica offers students full access to mental health tools to help combat end-of-semester stress.

SAN FRANCISCO, April 26, 2018 — Pacifica, the #1 mental health mobile app, announced today that it is giving free Premium access to students, faculty, and staff, in order to help them manage the stress and anxiety related to final exams.

“We understand how stressful the end of the semester can be for students,” said Dale Beermann, CEO and Co-Founder of Pacifica Labs. “With so many different priorities competing for your attention, it’s important to take a break and destress. Pacifica can help you find a few minutes in your schedule to reset and find time to relax.”

Pacifica’s mobile app is based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness concepts, designed to help students learn new techniques for managing stress and anxiety. The app’s tools include mood and health habit tracking tools, relaxing guided audio meditations, and more.

“Usually when you feel like you don’t have the time to relax is when you need to relax the most,” said Christine Moberg, Ph.D., Head of Psychology at Pacifica Labs. “Pacifica’s tools are easy and convenient to use to help manage stress in just a few minutes a day.”

According to the National College Health Association’s Spring 2017 National College Health Assessment Survey, 44.8% of students reported their overall stress level over the past 12 months as being above average. High stress levels can have an effect on academic performance.

“Students often get stressed out about exams, which can negatively impact their ability to focus on studying, or affect sleep habits,” Moberg said. “Doing some deep breathing before a test, or listening to a sleep meditation before bed to calm your mind are easy ways to improve mental wellness.”

Now through June 15, students, faculty, and staff can download Pacifica in the App Store or Google Play and sign up with a .edu email address. Once they’ve validated their email, they will get free Premium access through June 15 (normally $8.99/month). Existing users with validated .edu email addresses will be also given Premium access through June 15.

“Part of our mission at Pacifica is to make mental health care more accessible for everyone,” Beermann said. “Using technology to put CBT tools in the hands of students during the end of semester crunch is one way that we can do that.”

About Pacifica Labs
Founded in 2014, Pacifica Labs is a mental health technology innovator based in San Francisco. Pacifica’s mobile and web application empowers people to manage their stress, anxiety and depression using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness techniques. In addition to its iOS and Android consumer apps, Pacifica Labs also offers Pacifica for Clinicians, a dashboard tool designed to help mental health care providers leverage the app with their patients and improve treatment effectiveness, and Pacifica for Edu, a comprehensive platform to bring mental health tools to the entire student population on college campuses.


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