Joe Fagan

Former Soccer Star, Now Soccer Fan

August 30, 2018

Michael Phelps Launches Mental Health Campaign with World Leading Online Therapy App, Talkspace

For people suffering from depression, it can be difficult for them to come out. The reason is that there is a lack of understanding of what depression actually is. Many people feel that depression is just a state of mind and they can snap out of it. But, those with depression find it difficult to talk about it because they do not want to be judged. When depression is left untreated, it can lead to severe consequences. Thus, to encourage people to seek help for depression and other mental illness, Talkspace has partnered with Michael Phelps. He does not shy away from talking about his struggle with depression and how he wants to make a difference to those people who are dealing with similar issues.

The 23- times Olympic gold medallist, Michael Phelps came to know about online therapy during his days of depression and felt that it was a haven for him. He realized that he had to talk about his struggle with depression after he had one of his fans talk about how his daughter was dealing with depression and would not talk to anyone. It was then that he realized that he needs to speak up and talk about the benefits of online therapy so that more people can take advantage of it. After seeking help for depression, he realized that he was in a much better place and can enjoy his life. He feels that his deal with Talkspace would help get rid of the stigma of mental illness and also help those with no financial means to seek normal therapy sessions.

Talkspace is a leading online therapy app that connects people with licensed and experienced therapists and with whom they can talk through texts or video chats. There are many benefits to using such methods for seeking therapy for depression and other mental illnesses. All one has to do is open an account with them, pick a plan and then started speaking to a therapist right after without having to wait for an appointment. Talkspace is more affordable and also easy to use for those who cannot leave their homes because of some personal commitment.