In today’s world, anxiety and stress affect so many people, and there is more need for people to find ways of dealing with their mental health issues. Oren Frank, founder of Talkspace, has stepped up to offer help. Talkspace offers online therapy through messaging with licensed therapists at affordable prices. For more information about Oren Frank, visit his crunchbase profile.
Oren Frank believes strongly that anyone should be able to access therapy, and his knowledge of technology and innovation have led him to create Talkspace. Personal experience gave Oren Frank an appreciation of therapy when he and his wife sought help for their marriage. So many people in today’s world cannot afford traditional therapy or live in areas where it is simply not available. Talkspace fills this void. The recent addition of a chief medical officer means that Talkspace physicians can now prescribe medications. Frank also believes that getting enough sleep is crucial to well-being, to be able to focus and get the most out of each day. Talkspace therapy can calm peoples’ minds and lead to improved sleep and focus.
Word of mouth and promotion by well known and admired people have led to more people finding out about Talkspace and signing up for it. Michael Phelps shared his story of anxiety and depression and how talk therapy really saved him. Being a successful swimmer was no protection from depression for Phelps. Sometimes he didn’t even leave his room. Therapy helped him recover, and his tweets on Talkspace urge people to get help as soon as possible.
Oren Frank has commented that so much that is wrong with the world is the result of men being in charge. So many men in the history of civilization have created spectacular failings. He believes that the way forward is to have more and more women running the world, whether as politicians, CEOs and hopefully soon as President.