Empath was built to be the world's first emotional social network - a place where people can be vulnerable and share their authentic selves, rather than an artificial curation of their lives. While our society is more "connected" than any other in history, people feel profound loneliness, in part because they don't feel truly known. Many also feel trapped and afraid to share their struggles and concerns, lest they be judged.
The app addresses these challenges by enabling people to anonymously share their feelings. While every every post is anonymous, if someone hearts a post, Empath tells the "poster" who empathized with them. Then, if the person who posted feels comfortable, they can open up and share more directly.
Beyond facilitating deeper connections between people, the app also provides the ability for people to track their own feelings over time. This helps people to be mindful of their own emotional patterns, avoid thinking traps, and lead happier and more fulfilling lives.
Supportive relationships and personal awareness both promote mental, emotional, and physical health. Because of this, as use of the Empath platform grows, we think the app can help society to flourish.
In summary, we think the Empath app deserves recognition because it offers an innovative way for people to authentically share their full range of feelings in a safe environment, leading to deeper personal connections and better emotional health and wellbeing.
For more information about Empath, please visit: http://www.inspiringapps.com/empath/