Welcome to Happy, a compassionate community built just for you!
- Talk to the most compassionate people in the country
- Your first call is free
- Available 24/7
- Happy is the official partner of the American Heart Association (AHA) and Mental Health America (MHA)
- You talk, we listen, no judgment
How Happy works
- Connect with someone wonderful.
- Calls are completely anonymous
- All providers are vetted by Happy and must pass background checks
Happy is easy and it works
- On average, callers indicate a 45% improvement in their mood and a 49% reduction in their anxiety
- The average call rating is 4.8 out of 5 stars
- We ensure quality by collecting caller ratings and conducting ongoing quality assurance measures, including trainings and personalized feedback
To connect with a listener, visit Happy HERE or click the button below.
About the Provider
What is Happy?
Happy is a mobile app that connects individuals experiencing everyday stresses and life’s greater struggles with exceptionally compassionate listeners – over the phone, on-demand in an affordable and safe environment. Emotional support is a basic human need but over 50 million Americans aren’t getting enough of it. Happy was created to ensure people have instant access to the empathy and encouragement they need to thrive.
Who will you talk to?
Over 2400 people have been accepted into our community of Happy Givers, people who have demonstrated a gift for deep listening and acceptance; they are non-judgmental, naturally affirming of others, and ask questions that help callers gain fresh perspective. To ensure Happy provides callers with the highest quality of support, those applying to be a Giver undergo a thorough evaluation process. It begins with an initial over-the-phone interview, an understanding of guidelines, assessment and a mock call. Approved Givers then must pass a background check and take a test confirming comprehension of Happy’s guidelines before they can begin taking calls. Support Givers are rated at the end of each call to continually hone our intelligent caller-giver matching system and quality of the Happy experience.
We want to provide affordable access to the emotional support you deserve. Rates are only $12 per half hour, prorated per minute, so you only pay for the time you need. Plus your first call is free!
How do I start?
Download the app, set up a brief profile and hit “connect.” You will be matched with a Happy Giver. We all experience moments when we can benefit from extra support. Some moments are life changing— becoming a parent, moving to a new city, or losing a loved one. Others are part of everyday life—feeling discouraged at work, frustrated with a spouse, or simply feeling self-critical. Happy provides you with a safe space to talk about whatever you want for as long as you want.
Only the first name you provide is shared with your Happy Giver – they receive no other identifying information (no last name, no location, no phone number).
Happy Givers are not licensed professionals – they are everyday people who are extraordinary at giving support. Happy is not intended to be a substitute for professional mental health treatment. What we offer is emotional support: undivided attention, compassion and encouragement.
You can find more information at happythemovement.com.