Viral Anxiety and Panic Attack App Offers Free Premium Access to Help with Increased Anxiety around COVID-19
By Lisa Padilla -
Thursday Apr 16, 2020
Rootd, a leading anxiety and panic attack app, announced today that it is offering free premium access to its complete content for companies and individuals worldwide. This offer comes as a direct response to heightened anxiety and uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
“Rootd started with the goal of being an always-accessible resource for anyone struggling with panic attacks or anxiety. Providing Rootd for free as we navigate the current global situation feels like the most natural and essential thing to do”.
Rootd’s founder Ania Wysocka was motivated to create the Rootd App when she was struck by panic attacks in her last year of university. Far away from home and with no family doctor around, her first instinct was to reach for her phone to find an app that could help her process what was happening. Unfortunately, there was no such solution out there at the time.
Now, less than four years later, and having overcome many obstacles in female entrepreneurship, Ania leads the #1 rated app for Panic Attack & Anxiety Relief, and continues working relentlessly to help others not feel alone in their journeys to overcome anxiety.
Rootd’s therapist-approved features include:
• A panic button for when individuals are actually going through a panic attack
• Lessons on understanding panic attacks and anxiety, as well as short term and long term changes a person can make in their life to manage anxiety and feel more in control
• A deep breathing tool (most people with anxiety tend to be shallow breathers)
• A body scan tool (for a form of active meditation)
• A journal tool (for better communication with counselors)
• Guided visualizations and soothing nature sounds
• And a gamified stats page so that users can track progress and celebrate successes.
To redeem the free premium access offer, anyone is invited to visit https://covid19response.rootd.io/ where they can immediately sign up to be granted 45 days of free, no-commitment access.
“Dealing with anxious thoughts can be difficult for anyone, and adding on a feeling of isolation as we practice social distancing can increase the difficulty we are faced with” says Wysocka. “By providing in-the-moment panic and anxiety relief my hope is that we can reduce the negative impact of isolation and support those who are currently struggling with mental health impacts of COVID-19.”
In addition to its in-the-moment panic attack relief, Rootd encourages users to take on both short-term and long-term goals to learn to effectively manage their anxiety in the long run. The app is available in English, French, Portuguese, Polish and will soon be available in Spanish and Mandarin.
Rootd is a female created and led panic attack and anxiety app used by over 270,000 users around the world. The app (available on iOS and Google Play) blends attractive and engaging design, with content and features designed to help users during all stages of managing panic attacks and anxiety.
“Had my first panic attack the other day. Thought I was dying. Never ever believed in anxiety before. I hold my hands up and apologise to all those who do suffer. It's real. With all this madness that’s going on this app helped me...thank you.”
Jenna W. Mar 19, 2020
“Rootd has helped me regain control over my PTSD flashbacks and anxiety induced panic attacks. Learning the "why" of my anxiety through the lessons has been empowering, Breathr has helped me over my lunch break to de-stress from my work, Visualizr is my go-to mindfulness tool, and the Rootr is always there for me when things get out of control.”
Samantha S. Mar 24, 2020
“The panic button is so helpful to hear reassuring statements when I can't keep my feet on the ground, I couldn't thank the creators of this app enough. It’s helped me get through a few hard times when I had no one to reach out to for verbal support. It helped me feel less afraid during the moment. Thank you.”
The Days Apr 10, 2020
“I've recently discovered the Rootd app and I LOVE it. My anxiety is very low-level but the app is super helpful at focussing my mind and helping dissolve any anxious thoughts. I volunteer for a crisis text line service and have recommended the app to them as I feel it's invaluable. Especially helpful in the current climate. Thanks again for making Rootd”
Kate C. Mar 18, 2020