Getting professional help for mental health issues is important because in the otherwise case, the psychological health can continue to deteriorate. Many people are suffering from mental health issues, but one of the reasons why people don’t go for it is because traditional therapy is expensive and time-consuming. However, one of the reasons why people are flocking to Talkspace, an online and mobile therapy application based out of New York, is the fact that it is convenient at the same time affordable. People do not have to spend hundreds and thousands of dollars for therapy, and it is also flexible. The members at Talkspace can connect with the therapist via voice call, text, and video call, as per their wish and the plan they choose.
Talkspace only has licensed and professional therapist, and currently, it employs more than a thousand occupational therapist. As per the company’s CEO, Oren Frank, Talkspace has also provided counseling to more than 500,000 people. As per the recent article that was published in CNBC, The numbers of people who are joining Talkspace recently are millennials. The number of people joining Talkspace has been increasing rapidly, and many believe that the surge is partially due to the Donald Trump winning the Presidential Election. The surge has been noted mostly after the Trump’s Presidential win, and Oren Frank, the company’s CEO, says that it cannot be said yet that election has anything to do with the increase in the number of members joining Talkspace.
Talkspace announced that most of the new members since the Trump’s election had been women and millennials. The company has been planning to integrate many new features in the future to help the people get therapy at ease, privately, and affordable. Talkspace says many of the new members joining in are from the minority communities.