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Podcast: Come On, Get Happy – The App

More and more apps are showing up that are geared toward mental health. One such app is called, simply, “Happy.” This simple to use app allows a user to speak with a “giver” (an emotional support individual) to discuss whatever happens to be troubling the user. In this episode, we speak with the company’s CEO, who explains how the app works, the vetting process of the givers, and plans for the future of the app. The importance of emotional support is also discussed, as are specifics on how the app works, including how a user is matched with a giver.


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Happy the App Show Highlights:

“When we give somebody our time, we’re literally giving them a piece of our life.” ~ Jeremy Fischbach

[1:46]   What exactly is this app for?

[6:07]   How does a user get matched with a “giver”?

[10:16] How important is emotional support, really?

[17:50] How does the app work?

[19:24] Do the givers get paid?

[20:37] How does one become a giver?


About Our Guest

Jeremy Fischbach is the CEO and co-founder of ‘Happy’ (, a start-up that aims to change the culture of support in the United States by significantly expanding the number of people who can provide and receive the critical component of mental health, emotional support. Jeremy has a BA in psychology from Princeton and a JD from NYU.



About The Psych Central Show Podcast Hosts

Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar and anxiety disorders. In addition to hosting The Psych Central Show, Gabe is an associate editor for He also runs an online Facebook community, The Positive Depression/Bipolar Happy Place, and invites you to join.  To work with Gabe, please visit his website,




Vincent M. Wales is a former suicide prevention counselor who lives with persistent depressive disorder. In addition to co-hosting The Psych Central Show, Vincent is the author of several award-winning novels and the creator of costumed hero Dynamistress. Visit his websites at and






Podcast: Come On, Get Happy – The App

Gabe Howard

Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Mental Illness is an Asshole and other Observations, available from Amazon; signed copies are also available directly from the author. To learn more about Gabe, please visit his website,

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Howard, G. (2018). Podcast: Come On, Get Happy – The App. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 30, 2020, from
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