Alumna Anim Aweh ’11 to Offer Mental Health Services through the Metaverse
Users can find the Aweh Wellness Shop in Horizon Worlds
Alumna Anim Aweh '11 recently announced that her company, Aweh Support, which offers a range of mental health and wellness services, will be available through the metaverse. The metaverse is an emerging 3-D-enabled digital space that uses virtual reality, augmented reality, and other advanced internet and semiconductor technology to allow people to have lifelike personal and business experiences online. It can be accessed on different devices like a phone or computer, as well as virtual reality devices where users are fully immersed.
Aweh announced the launch of the new service on Instagram, inviting users to join her for a live meet and greet in the metaverse platform on January 26, 2023 at 8:45 pm EST. Users can find the Aweh Wellness Shop in Horizon Worlds at the hair salon - a space, per Aweh, where "many of us women find ourselves having deep conversations that provide therapeutic relief."
"I decided to move to the metaverse because it provides greater accessibility, and with the rising popularity of Web 3, I wanted to get ahead of the curve," says Aweh. "I have two primary goals with the initiative: 1) to increase accessibility for mental health, and 2) to provide a cost-effective solution to the ongoing mental health crisis. The primary advantage of my proposed mental health space in the metaverse is that it will increase accessibility and I believe that the anonymity of virtual reality can make it easier for people to seek help for mental health issues without fear of judgment or discrimination."
Aweh graduated in 2011 with a BS degree in public health sciences. She is a licensed mental health therapist and certified clinical health educator, with over 12 years of experience of direct care and facilitation. Per her website, she "has coined the phrase Therapy Over Silence, which is tied to a social movement that addresses the unique needs of black and brown people in the mental health space. She believes that providing holistic approaches to mental health can effectively treat inner-city communities."
- Follow Anim Aweh @animaweh on Instagram.
- Aweh Support website.