Lyra Health Expands Offerings for Preventative Mental Health Care

Lyra’s Preventive Care Suite addresses mild behavioral health issues and supports well-being to help prevent or reduce more serious, long-term health impacts

February 23, 2021 — 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time, BURLINGAME, Calif. — Lyra Health, the leading provider of comprehensive mental health care benefits for employers, today introduced Guided Self-Care, combining clinically-proven mental health coaching with online exercises and tools specifically designed for clients dealing with common issues such as stress, relationships, and life transitions. Lyra also expanded its telehealth capabilities to include live messaging sessions with mental health coaches.

The new offerings build on Lyra’s proven Mental Health Coaching program. Lyra’s certified mental health coaches use evidence-based approaches to deliver short-term support aimed at preventing common mental health issues from becoming more chronic or severe. A peer-reviewed study of Lyra’s cognitive behavioral coaching program shows approximately 85% of clients experience improvement in overall well-being and 80% experience reduced stress levels.

The Growing Need for Mental Health Care

More than 83% of U.S. employees are experiencing mental health issues, according to research Lyra Health conducted in 2020 in partnership with the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions. Additionally, 40% of workers feel employers don’t support their mental health.

Lyra Preventive Care Suite

Guided Self-Care and the new live messaging capabilities are part of the Lyra Preventive Care Suite, designed to improve wellness for individuals with mild to moderate mental health issues and to help prevent the development of more severe symptoms. Lyra’s innovative platform includes video and live messaging sessions with mental health coaches, personalized treatment plans with video lessons and exercises, and well-being tracking, all coordinated to support members and promote positive outcomes.

  • Lyra Mental Health Coaching: Coaching sessions are now available via both video and live messaging, allowing certified coaches to work together with members in ways that best fit their needs. Members can switch between live messaging and video sessions throughout their care and get personalized video lessons and activities from their coach between sessions.
  • Lyra Guided Self-Care: Members meet with a coach for a video consultation to co-develop a tailored,  short-term care plan that includes video lessons, strategies, and activities that members can work on  at their own pace. Throughout care, the same dedicated coach provides feedback and keeps members on track.
  • Mental wellness tools: With Lyra Preventive Care, employers can offer their people access to on-demand mental health tools such as Calm and myStrength to support day-to-day wellness.

“Preventive mental health care options not only help individuals get better, but by learning new skills, such as navigating thinking traps, tolerating distress, and exploring values, they can also reduce or eliminate the need for more significant care,” said Dr. Connie Chen, chief medical officer at Lyra Health. “For employers, preventive mental health care can deliver improvements in overall workforce wellness and ultimately the promise of lower long-term, care-related costs.”

To learn more about the top preventive strategies for mental health, watch the Lyra webinar.

For more information about Lyra Health’s innovative mental health benefits for employers, visit

Continuous Mental Health Care Innovation

The Lyra Preventive Care Suite represents the company’s latest innovation in evidence-based, technology-enabled mental health solutions, extending Lyra’s support for the full spectrum of mental health benefits for employers and their people. Lyra accelerates access to care and matches members to clinically-proven programs that prioritize fast and durable symptom improvement. In 2020, peer-reviewed research demonstrated the effectiveness of Lyra’s Blended Care Therapy treatment program for clients with depression and anxiety. More than 80% of Lyra members in care show significant clinical improvement or recovery with treatment.

About Lyra Health

Lyra Health, a leading provider of innovative mental health benefits for more than 2 million U.S. employees and dependents, is transforming mental health care by creating a frictionless experience for members, providers, and employers. Using matching technology and an innovative digital platform, Lyra quickly connects companies and their employees — plus spouses and children — to world-class therapists, mental health coaches, and personalized medication prescribing. Leading employers partner with Lyra to deliver tailored, value-driven mental health benefits to their people. With Lyra, benefits leaders can offer employees fast, reliable access to providers who practice evidence-based mental health care treatments. For more information, visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

23 of February 2021 - 3 min read
Dyani Vanderhorst [email protected] (650) 240-3240

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