In a statement made out to the public, Talkspace, a global service provider of online therapy sessions has announced that they will be partnering up with Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps. The partnership between the two parties will aim to bring awareness to the importance of maintaining positive mental health and addressing the negative stigmas attached to this issue. Michael Phelps will be featured within a Talkspace national television campaign where he will not only promote the companies services but speak a little bit about his own struggles with depression and anxiety that plagued him throughout his career.
Michael Phelps states that for years he often struggled to find help in dealing with his mental state, however, finally being able to receive help allowed him to become more confident. He was especially attracted to the efforts being done by the Talkspace team in bringing in license therapists to the masses at an affordable cost while maintaining their privacy. Micahel Phelps stated that he hopes this television campaign helps somebody out there finally have the courage to seek help. In addition to the television campaign, Phelp’s story will also be included within various social media platforms. Check out opencounseling.com to learn more about Talkspace
Talkspace CEO Oren Frank stated that Phelps will also play a big role in the board of advisors team at Talkspace. He strongly believes that Michael Phelp’s first-hand experience with mental health issues is crucial in improving the Talk space service. Oren Frank also comments on Michael Phelps ability to seek proven scientific methods of improving the companies programs.
The biggest message that Talkspace and its team want to convey to the public is that mental health issues can happen to even the strongest amongst us, Phelps is a perfect example of that message. The nationwide television campaign including digital content is set to begin airing on May 22nd.