Talkspace is a company that was founded in 2012 and helps people overcome mental illness. This is one of the leading companies in the era of mental health in recent years. This is due to the fact that therapists are available to talk on someone’s cell phone. This makes it very advantageous for people who want to talk things out without fear of judgments. Now Talkspace has enlisted the help of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps to help end the stigma of mental illness.
Talkspace and Michael Phelps have come together to launch an ad campaign to end the bias against getting help for mental issues. Michael Phelps knows this first hand because he has experienced depression and anxiety during his prolific career. He hopes that by telling his story to people around the world that they can get the help they need to cure what is troubling them.
Phelps says that he spent five days alone in his room and was contemplating death when he made the decision to receive help for his issues. Depression and anxiety can strike anyone at any time and Phelps realized that he had to get help. The ad campaign ran during the month of May. May is Mental Health Awareness month.
Talkspace and Michael Phelps want consumers to know that there is help available for people suffering from anxiety and depression. Other companies have also jumped on the bandwagon as well such as Instagram. Instagram created a campaign that focused on their users and their mental health issues. The campaign was called Here For You and helped people get over the hurdle of seeking help for mental illness.
Talkspace is a company that realizes help can be as simple as a phone call away. All of the information is kept confidential and people can get the help they need. Now with the help of Michael Phelps, depression and anxiety don’t have to a wall to simply look at. Now people have the power in their hands to take control and make their lives better. That is the ultimate goal of Michael Phelps and Talkspace.