June 26, 2018 · Mental Health

Sometimes, people just don’t have the time to go to an in-person appointment or they might not be able to bring themselves to talk to someone face to face. If this is a situation you’re in then the new app Talkspace is a great option for you. It’s a completely online form of therapy and it’s much cheaper than traditional therapy. You’ll be talking with a certified therapist and you can choose a few different options, such as just chatting, live video chatting, and phone calls!

Read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talkspace

Talkspace has actually teamed up with Michael Phelps, who has struggled with depression and mental illness throughout his whole career. He always felt like it was extremely hard to find help and he thought he’d feel vulnerable and weak. He found out that he felt strong and much better after talking with his therapist.

With Talkspace, Phelps believes that it can open up the door to helping mental illness and it can help people take the steps they need to improve their health. Since he has quite a bit of experience being an advocate for mental health, he was the perfect person for them to team up with. They believe they can truly change the world and help the people who need it.

Not only can someone talk to a certified therapist, but they can now get prescriptions through Talkspace. The app will be going through a network of certified psychiatrists to prescribe medications that will help with various mental health issues. Since these doctors are completely certified, they can help a patient find the best medications that work for them and their issues.

Being able to get the therapy and medications through Talkspace means you won’t have to go to a physical doctor’s office and wait for long periods of time to be seen. You’ll have your personal therapist and you can decide the communication method you’re comfortable with. The main goal of this app is to help you in the way you need and kind of go at your own pace. Some people just can’t bring themselves to talk to someone in person or over the phone so this app helps everyone get the help they need.

Find out more about Talkspace: https://talkspace.workable.com/

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