It’s time to deal with your emotional struggles

Posted by Anam Farhat
December 21, 2017

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Sometimes life gets tough, for everyone. Relationships go sour, work gets too stressful, we feel overwhelmed by little things, loneliness creeps in or anxiety takes over. Those who are familiar with counseling, hesitate. Those who are not, struggle.

  • Every 6th Indian needs mental help (National Mental Health Survey’16)
  • 1 out of 4 are affected by Anxiety
  • Indian Women are the most stressed out population in the world (Nielson Survey)

BetterLYF, formerly Dial My Angel, is the world’s first and only 24 hour Instant Helpline for Stress and Anxiety and is here to help you cope. Now you can seek help over call or chat, and connect with a trained psychologist instantly. For those who are hesitant in connecting with a psychologist, interactive self-help exercises based on clinically proven techniques of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and other therapies, are a great way of feeling better.

One can explore difficult feelings and learn how to manage negative thoughts or emotions, WITHOUT having to reveal their identity. It is a safe space for people experiencing stress and anxiety and is here to help people cope with day to day struggles and talk it all out.

So far, betterLYF counselors have had over 40,000 conversations worldwide. People seek their assistance with work stress, relationship conflicts, self-esteem, confidence, social anxiety, breakups, parenting, general stress and more. 96% of their clients have reported feeling much better and healthier after talking to them.


“I was struggling after my 3 year relationship ended. My counselor really helped me get over the past and move on. I’m so thankful to betterLYF for that!” says Shivani, a client who used the online chat feature on the website after her friend suggested it. Anurag, another client who was going through work stress says, “I didn’t want to share it with family and friends and coincidently came to know about betterLYF. My counselor brought in a positive perspective!”

The top concern that the platform has addressed has been relationship concerns, infidelity, self-image concerns with the age bracket of 18-35 years.

Founded by Delhi based entrepreneur Vikram Beri, betterLYF is the result of his belief that happiness is a fundamental need. He has made it his aim is to reach out to as many people as possible because seemingly small matters can turn into complicated negative thought patterns, if left unattended. “I don’t know anyone who hasn’t struggled with day to day concerns, be it work, career or relationships. We are often reluctant in confiding with family and friends. While counseling can help, the hassle of finding a competent counselor, making appointments and traveling makes it all the more difficult. Well now, a better lyf is just a phone call away.”

BetterLYF Founder- Vikram Beri

The insight happened for Vikram when he went to drop his wife, a psychologist, to the clinic where she was interning. It was located in an obscure corner of an otherwise posh Delhi neighborhood as people don’t want to be seen or recognized when seeking counseling. He instantly knew that a platform that could provide assistance without having to deal with stigma and inconvenience was the need of the hour.

An engineer and MBA who has worked as a consultant with Deloitte in Chicago and subsequently run a manufacturing business, Vikram admits that he has had to go way beyond his training, knowledge and comfort zone to make this venture happen. But, he says he’s never been this passionate about anything else.

Launched a year back with the conviction that emotional wellbeing is just as important as physical wellness, betterLYF has helped people discover happiness in over 500 cities across 35 countries. So the next time you or someone you know is feeling low, you know exactly where to better your lyf.


A Better LYF awaits You

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