Talkspace, a safe place for individuals with mental struggles
For many years, the issue of mental health has not been an open topic for many. It is reported that one in every four individuals in the world suffers from a mental illness. The main reason people do not speak of mental illnesses is the fact that the mere mention of mental challenge prompts people to think of madness and no one wants to be perceived as a madman. As a result, more than fifty percent of people with such challenges go without treatment. Depression and anxiety are the most common mental illnesses that people suffer from many without even realizing it. Such was the case for the 28-time swimming medalist Michael Phelps.
Michael Phelp’s struggle with mental illness
Michael has come forth publicly to discuss his struggles with both anxiety and depression. These conditions caused him to isolate himself and even question his will to live. According to Michael, he only got a hang of the situation and was able to proceed with normal life when he sought treatment.
His experience has prompted him to partner up with Talkspace Online Therapy in helping other people like him get the help they need.
About Talkspace Online Therapy
Talkspace is an online therapy platform that provides clients with confidential and reasonably priced therapy. The platform works in such a way that people are able to share their struggles and receive unlimited messaging therapy without necessarily having to make appointments with the therapists. The company employs a number of professional and highly qualified therapists who are licensed as well. The team of therapists is available throughout for the users access whenever a need arises.
Talkspace was founded in mid-2012 through the collaboration between one Oren Frank and Roni Frank. Oren Frank plays the role of Chief Executive Officer working closely with his co-founder, CTO named Gil, Vice president of marketing, Michael Kuznetsov, among other executives in the company.
By working with Talkspace, Michael hopes to help more people seek help and realize that asking for help and admitting mental struggles is actually a sign of strength and not weakness.