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The Challenges Firefighters Face with Mental Health

Certain occupations have exceptionally high levels of stress and other challenges when it comes to maintaining a healthy mental and emotional state. With the recent fire outbreaks that have been popping up across the country, we thought it was time to shed some light...

Challenges Facing Journalists Today [infographic]

In light of the tragic shooting, we felt it was appropriate to shine a light on some of the enormous challenges facing the journalism community today. Responsible for keeping the public informed of local, national, and international events, journalists face a...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month [infographic]

May is officially Mental Health Awareness month. Whether you are a therapist or simply engage the services of a therapist, this month is a time to remind yourself that there are literally millions of people in this country who are in need of help and are simply...

Video Walk-Through of the LARKR app

In an effort to help people better understand what the app is like before downloading it, our co-founder Jon Dabach put together a short 3 minute walk through of how the app works to give you a clear understanding of all the features. The video below goes...

30 Second Larkr Commercial

The Team at Larkr recently put together a 30 second commercial for Larkr that aired on several TV stations across the country. It was a mad rush to get it out the door so it would air on time but the team pulled it off...

[Guest Blog] This is Why Self Care is So Important

By: Brad Krause Self-care might sound like an excuse to treat yourself to a spa day or shopping trip, but it’s more than that. Self-care is about actively caring for your physical and mental health so that you can feel and be your best every day. In practice,...

Postpartum Depression in Men [infographic]

One of the tragically unspoken about aspects of Postpartum Depression is how prevalent it is among men. Many men (as much as 1 in 10) suffer from Postpartum after their wife gives birth and the levels of depression and anxiety can be quite a burden. Because of the...

Things You Might Not Know About Postpartum Depression [infographic]

Postpartum depression is something most mothers are aware of today, but in our own experience we've found that many women stay in a state of denial about Postpartum. This could be due to the fact that Postpartum depression takes on many different forms from depression...

Social Media and Depression [infographic]

Social media has done amazing things for the world. The ability of people to connect so effortlessly online has change the world in a shockingly short amount of time. One of the drawbacks of social media, however, is that its constant use has changed the nature of...

Should you use an online depression test?

If you’ve been scouring the internet searching for “signs of depression” or “online depression test,” you’re probably looking for a hard and fast answer as to whether or not you are experiencing depression. Do these depression tests really work? Are they accurate ways...

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Mental Health Usage [infographic]

At the core of our mission at Larkr, we believe that everyone should be able to access mental health care services regardless of their location, income or racial/ethnic background. In the infographic below we uncover some statistics about which races in America are...

When should you take a mental health day?

When should you take a mental health day? The answer is probably simpler than you think. But first, a word of caution… The phrase “mental health day” may seem innocent enough, but it can also cause damage. Remember that mental health is simply health. Taking a day for...

How Diet Affects Your Mood [infographic]

What is happiness? Is joy just a inner state of being based on levels of achievement and satisfaction in life? Researchers have uncovered enough data to show that your mood is affected by many things - one of which is food. Part of any good self-care regimen for...

Myths & Facts About LARKR’s Offer to Parkland

Recently, LARKR announced its donation of free and subsidized mental health services to the extended Parkland community in the wake of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas. Following our offer a few South Florida mental health professionals have raised some important...

10 Ways to Reduce Stress [infographic]

Self-care is a key component to staying mentally healthy for the long haul. Knowing what triggers stress in your own life is the first step in helping you avoid or learn to cope with stress. Even if you do make a meticulous accounting of what your triggers are though,...

Facts vs Myths about Meditation [infographic]

Although meditation has become much more accepted on a global level in recent years there still remain a large number of people who have very little exposure to the practice of meditation. To those who have never tried or been exposed to meditation it might seem like...

$50,000 of Free Therapy for Parkland Victims

Following yesterday's school shooting in Parkland, FL, former home of LARKR co-founders Shawn and Christianne Kernes, Larkr is offering complimentary therapy sessions to students for the next week and subsidized therapy sessions for anyone impacted by the tragedy....

I Hated Therapists, Even Though I Married One

By LARKR Co-Founder Jon Dabach I used to hate therapists. I looked at the whole practice of therapy as some kind of con that people who weren’t smart enough to become doctors did to milk money out of people. I used to think of the profession as the easiest job in the...

The Pros and Cons of Using Health Insurance for Mental Health Care

Most individual and small group health insurance plans are required to cover mental health and substance abuse services. However, using health insurance can be interpreted quite differently when dealing with care for the body versus care for the mind. There are many...

Finding Your Match: How to Choose the Right Therapist

Finding the right therapist is essential in order for therapy to be effective. For a relationship with your therapist to be impactful, one should be able to establish a personal connection in order to build trust, feel safe, and to be heard and challenged. Therapy is...

Approximately 50 million Americans experience mental illness each year, but nearly 60% go untreated. Take a step to end the suffering by seeking help from the comfort of your own home.