I’m Lying Here… is a communication based app for teenagers and young adults with the goal to decrease loneliness and alienation amongst young people who struggles with tough emotions. The app’s main task is to show that you are not alone or weird for feeling the way you do.
In our experience, based on the years that we have worked with preventing mental health issues among youths, the key methods is to highlight recognition and common ground.
I’m Lying Here works in the way that a person creates a post on the app by finishing the sentence ‘I’m lying here…’
‘I’m lying here…and have felt like crap all day.’
‘I’m lying here.. getting dumped.’
‘I’m lying here…terrified that my mole is cancer.’
The person reading the post can either press the Yeah, me too-button, or the No not today-button, as a reply. Posts are up for 24 hours and are anonymous.