Talkspace is an organization that deals with online therapy services. The company announced its plans to include Michael Phelps, a world champion swimmer to promote therapy as a critical tool when it comes to improving the mental health of individuals. This partnership will consist of a TV campaign that will see Phelps giving out his life story with depression. The main agenda of the campaign is to let people be free when it comes to seeking mental health help. Michael hopes that his story will encourage more people to come out for therapy. In addition to this, the campaign will display the kind of services that Talkspace offers.
Michael Phelps claims that it was not easy throughout his career as he battled with depression as well as anxiety. He goes ahead to say it was also difficult for him to come out and seek help because of the stigma. How could somebody from his class suffer from depression? What will people say if they see him seeking help for mental health? These are some of the questions that Phelps kept asking himself that made him not to come out and seek help. When his situation got worse, and he was losing it all, he decided to come out and get help. Michael is alive today, thanks to therapy.
Phelps argues that he became happy when he leaned that he could access help through his phone. He goes ahead to state that people should learn to speak out. It was when he started talking to others about his condition that he got the courage to seek help. Because of the support he received through therapy, he wants to encourage others that there is a solution to mental health challenges and currently it is easier to access that help through Talkspace and anybody can afford it.
Talkspace is an organization that brings together licensed therapists and clients using their mobile as well as web apps. The company is the leader in the industry. Talkspace has transformed the mental health care access by allowing people to have a dialogue with therapists in the digital age. The organization’s mission is to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness.