Mobile Text-Based Service Will Soon Offer Therapy To Those In Need
Talkspace for All launches this summer, breaking barriers between low-income individuals and mental health
Mental health care is often a luxury reserved for the wealthy: A single therapy session can take days or weeks to schedule, cost hundreds of dollars, and require time off work or finding childcare.
Of the one in five adults with mental illness in the U.S., 45 percent are not receiving treatment due to cost barriers.
At their April 7 conference, Talkspace co-founder Roni Frank announced a new initiative to put mental health within reach for these individuals: Talkspace for All. Set to launch July 2016, the program pledges 500 months per year to help low-income individuals access their therapy services.