The A List Daily website recently published an article by H.B. Duran titled, “Michael Phelps Dives into Mental Health Advocacy with Talkspace.” The article discusses the partnership between the Olympic Gold Medalist and Talkspace, a company dedicated to providing a private platform for people to seek professional mental health help.
The two recently partnered for a series of commercials and marketing campaigns to end the stigmas against mental health. They both wanted to provide information on Phelps’ own battles with anxiety and depression to help people understand that anyone can suffer from mental illness. Phelps revealed that sharing his story was created by his drive to help others seek out professional help. Visit talkspace on Instagram for updates.
Talkspace was also featured in an article titled, “Relationship Advice from Talkspace,” written by Steven Smith. The article discusses how the app will provide couples therapy as well. Talkspace reveals that couples who are cohabitating need to ensure they have the tools to handle the relationship well. One of the key tools to stay healthy and happy in a relationship is autonomy. Though many people seek advice from their friends and family, they might not have the best perspective. Talkspace encourages people to take relationship advice from friends and family with a grain of salt. When seeking information from people outside of the intimate relationship, the couple doesn’t learn how to negotiate their relationship.
Talkspace also indicates that is important to manage the meltdown. Each person in the couple is human and prone to insecurities. Anything might provoke an overreaction to mistakes. The freak out could be caused by jealousy or fears of abandonment. However, it is important for the people in the relationship to bring up their issues without blaming the other.
It is also important for couples that are cohabitating to have open communication at the heart of the relationship. Couples who are able to communicate in healthy ways about the joys and struggles of the relationship are more likely to work through the meltdown.