About Merrier

What does Merrier do?

Merrier helps you to overcome anxiety, depression or any negative feelings by turning them into a game. Applying the addictive elements of a game (such as quests and trophies), it gives you motivation and reason to continue your journey to recovery.

What can Merrier be used for?

Merrier was created with the goal of overcoming anxieties. It can be used to beat anxiety, depression, or any form of stress. However, it is not a substitute for professional help.

How is Merrier different from all the other mental health apps?

Merrier is different because it's the first app to completely turn therapy into a game.

  • You’re rewarded for completing quests and overcoming fears. This positive reinforcement trains your mind into seeking to overcome more and more challenges!
  • Your encouraged to take actionable steps so you can see progress right away.
  • Merrier is supported by research, borrowing concepts from CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) that are proven to help with overcoming anxiety.
  • It’s a game! Games are fun!

Quests ⭐️

What are quests?

Quests are challenges that you set yourself to overcome. They are like the stepping stones to the wider goal of confidence. An example would be giving a presentation.

There is no time limit to complete a quest – take as long as you need. However, we recommend doing small challenges that you can complete in a day.

How do I start/end a quest?

To start a quest, tap the green plus icon. To end a quest, tap the icon with a clock.

What is the initial/final rating?

The initial rating is how confident you feel about the upcoming quest. It goes from 1 to 10, 1 being “this makes me really anxious!” and 10 being “psshh, easy peasy!”

The final rating is how confident you feel about the quest now that you’ve completed it. A lot of the time, we think something will be more difficult than it actually ends up being. Seeing this contrast and having a record of your past quests will prove to you that you can cope well in seemingly difficult situations, and ease your mind for future quests.

What do the stars mean?

Stars are based on your final rating on a quest. 3-4 is one star, 5-7 is two, and 8-10 is three.

The Sound Den 🎧

What is the Sound Den?

In the Sound Den, you can listen to unique, relaxing sounds and atmospheres!

How can I suggest a sound?

If you'd like to suggest a sound, scroll to the bottom of the Sound Den and tap "Suggest a sound".

The Library 📚

What is the Library?

In the Library, you can learn about anxiety, its causes and how to overcome it.

How can I suggest a topic?

If you'd like to suggest a topic, scroll to the bottom of the Library and tap "Suggest a topic".

Rewards & Achievements 🏆

How do I win trophies?

You earn trophies for reaching certain milestones. For example, completing 10 quests or earning 100 coins. You can view your trophies by going to your profile and tapping on the trophy icons.

How does the streak work?

Your streak is the amount of days in a row that you’ve completed at least one quest. It resets every day at midnight (UTC).

Your Progress 📈

What's the purpose of the map?

The Quest Map shows all your past quests and any ongoing quest. It’s useful to scroll through and see your progress and confidence ratings over time!
You can change your map background by going to Settings and tapping on the Map Background tile.

How does the Confidence Chart work?

The Confidence Chart shows your confidence over time based on your initial confidence on completed quests.

Your Profile & Privacy ⚙️

Can I use Merrier offline?

Yes, though some features of the app may be impacted. To access full functionality, make sure you’re connected to the internet.

Can I delete my account?

You can delete your account by going to Settings, tapping Account & Membership Info, then tapping Delete account. All your information will be deleted – this is irreversible.

Can I export my data?

You can export your data by going to Settings > Account & Membership Info > Export data. It will be sent to you via email in a text file.