Talkspace is a worldwide platform for online therapy. Michael Phelps has announced his plan to join with Talkspace to support therapy as a good way to treat one’s own mental health. The collaboration will include a TV campaign where Phelps will suggest that people talk about mental health, share the many benefits of Talkspace, and disclose his own experiences with mental health. The campaign will start on May 22nd.
According to Phelps, he has struggled with depression throughout his career. He has battled anxiety and depression and found it hard to get the help he needed. He says as he got more open about what he was feeling, he felt stronger instead of feeling vulnerable. Additionally, when he realized he could talk with a therapist via text, video or web, no matter his location, he felt empowered. His goal now is to help those who could be facing similar obstacles with their mental health, by showing them that assistance is more accessible and even more affordable today with Talkspace.
Oren Frank is the co-founder and CEO of Talkspace. Talkspace is an therapy platform that allows users to reach therapists on the web. It was created in 2012 and it has reported assisting at least a million people. Roughly 70% of the individuals had never seen a therapist before. They faced issues such as anxiety, easting disorders, depression, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction, and even family problems.
The Co-Founder’s Goal
Frank’s goal is to make therapy more accessible for those who need it as well as help reduce the number of people in our communities affected by mental illness. Because of these goals, the company stresses the importance of getting help and it makes the point that anyone can be helped with Talkspace. The company also takes care of its employees and he has some of his staff test out the services they offer. He feels this is beneficial because of the times today, when depression and anxiety seems to be more widespread, especially among millennials, and has significant repercussions for productivity.