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Oren Frank: Talkspace Brings On Chief Medical Officer October 30, 2018

Talkspace a new innovative startup company that is offering therapy online has reached 1 million users. Founder and CEO, Oren Frank as stated the company is generating tens of thousands of dollars in revenue over the past years. The company gives users the opportunity to share their mental health concerns directly with a health professional via video or through text messaging. The company is the first of its kind and seems to be swooping the market. Mental health issues have become more talked about recently in the media and among employers. Several people have continued to suffer in silence and never get the help that they need. Talkspace is a revolutionary idea when it comes to seeking help from a therapist.

Oren Frank hopes to grab the interest of corporations. Employers have begun to understand the effects of mental illness when it comes to helping their staff members. Many are beginning to step up and find solutions. Talkspace has partnered with it’s first employer organization in the past months. Talk space has also recently hired Neil Leibowitz, who used to be the medical director at United Health. He is responsible for helping Talkspace increase its corporate interest and ultimately allow the business to administer prescription medication to patients through their video system.

There has been no word on what types of drugs Talkspace therapists would be allowed to administer. Oren Frank continue to helm the lead of the company by addressing the many issues about mental health and encouraging those to get help. In his twitter posts he makes a reference to Facebook, who is currently receiving backlash from its users, by stating that “ there is no human on the other end.” In another post Frank acknowledges the article addressing teens suffering from ADHD after spending too much time on social media. He lets them know, “we are here to help” and provides a link to Talkspace.

Talk space just changing the way we view reaching out to a therapist when dealing with mental health issues. It’s platform offers privacy when chatting directly through the video system or one’s smartphone in a series of text messages.

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