Anxiety care that puts you back in control
Research-backed anxiety care to stop your worrying for just over $4/day.
It’s not all in your head
Anxiety is the most common of all mental health conditions 1
Main signs and symptoms of anxiety
Anxiety can be a loosely used term. Ranging from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, to OCD, we know how crippling different types of anxiety can be. Common symptoms of different forms of anxiety include:
- Excessive worry
- Intense fear coupled with physical symptoms
- Inability to stop worrying
- Difficulty concentrating
Take the Quiz: Do I Have Anxiety?
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Good news! Treatment works
- Around 2 out of 3 people experience significant improvement with first line medication treatments with non-controlled medications. 3
- Anxiety medication doesn’t have to be every day. Some people only need anxiety medications during particularly intense times or days.
- You may not be surprised to learn that many people with anxiety worry about taking anxiety medications. The good news is that anxiety medications are safe and effective. 4 And once your brain has learned not to feel such intense anxiety, you may be able to taper off. 5
I just wanted to write and say thanks. After big life change I was feeling run down and paralyzed by my anxiety and depression again.
Christie M. from Michigan
How it Works
A plan that works, delivered by experts, for a fraction of the cost of traditional care
Psychiatric care and a personalized treatment plan.
$125 a month
Take a Free Online Assessment
Let’s see exactly what’s going on and the best way forward if you become a member. Take it now
Schedule Initial Video Consultation
Once you’re a Mantra member, you’ll discuss your symptoms and treatment options with your mental health provider via video chat.
Get a Personalized Care Plan
Your provider works with you to develop a personalized care plan that may include medication, therapy and lifestyle changes.
Start Getting Better
As a member, you have ongoing access to your provider over messaging, tools to track your progress, and a live video check-in monthly.
Your Treatment Plan
With Mantra, your provider will work with you to come up with a personalized treatment that works for you. Mantra’s treatment plans typically are a thoughtful combination of medication, therapy and lifestyle changes.
If medication is right for you, you'll get a monthly personalized medication plan delivered to your door for $30 or pick it up at your local pharmacy using insurance.
People with anxiety disorders commonly struggle with falling asleep at night due to ruminating. Restorative sleep is critical for your brain and overall health so you can tackle the next day with resilience and confidence.
Anxiety disorders often include a misplaced activation of the fight or flight response. This results in physical symptoms such as palpitations and sweaty palms to mild tremors. Exercise is a great way for you to take control of your body and metabolize those feelings in a healthy way.
Anxiety disorders often include ruminating, constant worry, or an inability to relax. Mindfulness is a great way to give your brain a break from stress and worry and to naturally promote healing.
We selected medications that are safe and have been shown time and again to improve symptoms of anxiety disorders.6 It’s time to turn down the volume on your anxiety so you can take back control of your life.
Are anti-anxiety medications effective?
For anxiety, medications and psychotherapy are the two preferred treatments, often in combination. Sometimes therapy is inaccessible due to cost, time, or other factors. Sometimes therapy does not work or symptoms are so severe that people have trouble benefiting from therapy. In these situations, medications play a critical role in improving anxiety so that you can get back to your life. There are two key types of medications for anxiety: daily medications and medications that can be used “as needed.” SSRIs, such as sertraline (Zoloft®), fluoxetine (Prozac®), and escitalopram (Lexapro®), are taken daily and have been demonstrated over and over again to improve anxiety symptoms. Medications such as Hydroxyzine are approved to use on an as needed basis to improve anxiety symptoms that are problematic but do not come up on most days.
Can you prescribe benzodiazepines?
Due to current telehealth regulation, Mantra providers do not currently prescribe controlled substances.
How do lifestyle changes help me take control of my anxiety?
Research shows that making lifestyle changes, such as improving the way we eat, drink, sleep and exercise, are an important part of brain health and the treatment of anxiety. For example, unhealthy patterns in how you work, sleep, and exercise can make it so that normal stress can easily turn to overwhelming anxiety and even outright panic attacks. Making improvements in your lifestyle leaves your mind in a better position to handle stressors. Since many of these habits are part of our daily routine, they can be difficult to change. Mantra can assist you in learning which habits are and aren't healthy and learning strategies for achieving lasting change.
What does the comprehensive evaluation include?
We use evidence-based scales to assess symptoms of anxiety, depression, and ADHD and provide you with feedback about where you stand and if Mantra is a good fit for you. If we’re a fit, we will ask you specific questions regarding your mental health and medical history. We ask these to be comprehensive and accurate as well as to allow you to focus the time with your Mantra provider on your story and your goals.
This is an online scheduled face-to-face session with a psychiatric specialist. The provider will review your symptom ratings and digital history and focus the session on learning more about your unique story and your goals. They will then discuss treatment options with you.
What should I expect from my first video consult?
Make sure you are in a silent place where you feel comfortable, ideally with WiFi to ensure you have the best connection. Log into your Mantra portal and start a session with your provider who will get to know you better and introduce himself. Your provider will dig into the symptoms that you’ve reported, ask further questions on your medical history, and discuss treatment options that they think will work for you.
Read more advice from our Chief Medical Officer here.
What’s included in my Mantra Care membership?
Unlimited Access to a Mental Health Provider
Questions or concerns about your diagnosis, treatment plan, or other goals? Great! We believe it’s important to address those concerns. Message your mental health provider anytime and schedule monthly follow up appointments if you’d like to talk live.
To really know how you’re doing, we have to track progress. We’ll send you relevant evidence-based scales every month and track your symptoms over time. This is called measurement-based care, and it’s been proven to be better than usual care in several studies. Knowing where you are helps both you and your provider know if and when it might be time to alter your treatment plan, which could include increasing or decreasing medications.
Research backed lifestyle tips
Medications don’t work in a vacuum. That’s why every Mantra affiliated provider is screened to help you work on key aspects of your life including sleep, productivity, exercise, nutrition, and relationships. They will also help you discover tools including audio guides, videos, and even products to improve your mental health. There’s a lot of noise out there, but rest assured all of our tips are researched and recommended by top psychiatrists.
If appropriate, Mantra members receive a personalized medication plan that has evidence to help reduce your symptoms. While the cost of the actual medications aren’t included in your membership, you can choose to pick them up at your local pharmacy using insurance.
Mantra’s affiliated providers may utilize evidence-based therapeutic modalities such as motivational interviewing during your treatment. If you receive Mantra’s through your university of college, you may be assigned a licensed therapist instead of a psychiatric provider. In this case, you will receive a treatment plan that solely involves therapy.
Why it Works
At Mantra, we’ve designed a new kind of mental health treatment combining technology, medication, and lifestyle changes to do what matters: help you feel better.
—Ravi Shah, Chief Medical Officer at Mantra Health and Columbia Psychiatrist
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