Uber helps those with mental health issues – what are they left with now? http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwlOKQkDY
But my research suggests that Uber has been providing a valuable – and currently irreplaceable – service to those living with mental ill health.
Anyone who’s suffered from depression knows the physical, mental and emotional strain of simply getting from A to B, or even out of the house. The catch-22? Activities that can alleviate symptoms, such as exercise, socialising with friends or just making it to work, require you to do just that. Being able to summon a car to your home with a few moments’ clicking, at an affordable price, can make a difference between a good day and a bad.
ther common symptoms: effective paralysis in the face of choice, the need for immediate relief and a reluctance to talk – ruling out a plethora of local minicab companies. Hailing a black cab is virtually impossible outside of zones 1 and 2 anyway, and the risk of getting stuck somewhere (such as work, or your own bed), unable to leave, is ever-present.
And consider just how much Uber can help those suffering from anxiety. For the mentally healthy, public transport is a stressful, uncomfortable inconvenience. For the anxiety-ridden, it can be a non-stop nightmare: an insurmountable obstacle to getting anywhere.