In the Philippines there are only 460 psychiatrists for 100 million people — Importance of peer-to-peer services

There are billions of stories that are never told. Stories that are too hard to tell or there is no-one who would listen or understand. Shame and stigma are huge problems causing mental health issues. According to WHO, 30% of the population worldwide will have some form of mental disorder at some point of their life. 66% of those people receive no treatment. Massive and untapped market.

Changing the way how people get help

Heimo is an anonymous & safe online community for depression and other life challenges. On Heimo you can share your stories without judgement and shame with people who have experienced the same challenges. We use crowdsourcing and peer-to-peer model to solve the problem of mental health issues by allowing ordinary people to get support and help one another emotionally without shame and losing dignity.

Our ultimate mission is to prevent depression becoming the biggest disease in the world by 2030.

So, why does Heimo have the potential to be better than other ways of addressing the challenge?

What is unique about Heimo, is that we address problems that some other social networks have created such as loneliness, feeling of unworthiness, depression or cyberbullying. Heimo is anonymous, safe platform with no harassment, where emotional help is just one click away.

Our story so far

For the past 6 months, we have been piloting in different market areas and looking for our market fit. During our marketing pilot (duration 6 months) we have had 60.000 unique users mainly from Southeast Asia (Philippines, Indonesia). Now we focus on continuing the rapid user growth in this geographic area. We have also improved the features of the platform in collaboration with the active users that have resulted increased conversion rate from 6.8% up to 22%. Over 60.000 stories have been written and Heimo has been featured on major medias in the Philippines.

Heimo is the social media for life challenges. It is about being able tell about your true feelings and thoughts. Sharing the untellable stories safely.

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