With the issue of mental health illnesses on the rise people need a place to be able to go and talk with no judgement. Somewhere that they feel safe. Something that is affordable. Being able to afford help is a lot of reason why people do not seek out help for their mental health. Talkspace offers all of this. Talkspace is a therapy service delivered through video chat. Talkspace is still growing, and was recently taken on by UnitedHealth.
Talkspace offers therapy services for $79 if you choose to talk to a therapist online weekly, or for $49 if you choose to message with a mental health specialist. The Talkspace business is already making millions for their services. Talkspace is trying to expand itself so that the professionals that work for them can even prescribe medications when needed. Check out talkspace .com to learn more about Oren Frank’s presentation.
More and more employers are taking a deeper look into mental health. There is a growing trend that mental health issues may be affecting an employees productivity. Some companies have been joining Talkspace to allow their employees someone to talk to. Talkspace had a rough few first couple of months, but now they are growing largely. Users are starting to use the company more, and are paying for months in advance.
The important think that Oren Frank wanted when he helped to co-found Talkspace is for people to have a safe, affordable place to go if they needed help. This also allows patients the ability to talk to someone without having to face any embarrassment of being face to face with a therapist. More people will seek out help this way because they can do it through a chat system. Talkspace is a great thing. It is already growing its success very well, and will greatly help out people with mental health issues.
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