As of 2019, people are living in a culture where mental health problems is the norm. In the past, people had mental health issues but it wasn’t to the extent that people experience them today. Modern culture is dealing with a whole slew of mental health related issues. This new era of mental health problems have changed how society functions. People do not want to deal with mental health ills and getting mental health services is still a problem. Thankfully, there is technology in place that makes getting this type of medical help accessible and more personalized.
Talkspace was made to help people suffering from mental health problems. Oren and Roni Frank are a married couple who started this app. They were on the verge of divorcing and used counseling as part of a final resolution to turn things around. Counseling worked for them. Since it did, the couple wanted to use their experience to help other people. This is why they started Talkspace.
The Talkspace model utilizes real life psychologists, psychiatrists and licensed counselors to help people to change their lives. The service is available for couples or individuals. A person just simply signs up with the site, answer some important evaluation questions and then are matched with a qualified mental health professional. When a client wants to speak with their counselor or therapist, they can simply text them or set up a time where they can communicate. Of course, they will have to a pay a fee to receive service. However, this fee is fairly inexpensive when compared to a regular therapy visit.
One of the best things about Talkspace has to do with anonymity. Clients can send a text or chat with their counselors without anyone ever knowing about what they are doing. This is a great benefit because many people do not like for other people to know that they might have a mental health issue. A user’s privacy is protected by the company and the therapists. They also can get a hold of their counselors at different times of the day or night.
The availability that Talkspace provides is extremely important because it will allow clients to contact their therapist in the late night or very hours of the morning. Also, most people cannot afford to take time off work every week for mental health services. Ultimately, this application just makes easy for people to receive the mental health services they might need in life.