People who are in dire need of psychotherapy often have a hard time approaching it because of the difficulty and fear faced by a patient. The idea of walking into an office and pouring your heart out sitting right in front of a complete stranger was a difficult one to imagine let alone execute and left a lot of people procrastinating on it. Addressing this very problem, CEO Oren Frank started a company by the name of Talkspace in the year 2012. The purpose of the company was simple, to provide professional psychotherapy to billions of people around the world with ease by making use of their mobile phones.
Recently, Oren Frank Has decided to take the next step in the company’s journey by hiring a Chief Medical Officer. Assuming the role of Chief Medical Officer at Oren Frank’s company is Neil Leibowitz, a former United Health Senior Medical Director. The Arrival of Neil Leibowitz means that the physicians at Talkspace will be able to provide a prescription for medication when required. With anxiety and depression reaching dangerous levels in young people the company will be focusing even more extensively on mental health and has also changed its policy of not intervening during an emergency such as one where a patient could be harmed. Employees are now encouraged to find contact information during such times. Connect Oren Frank on Twitter
CEO of Talkspace, Oren Frank is very passionate about his work and takes it to his twitter account to talk about various mental health problems and its causes and effects. In some of his recent tweets he has pointed out important issues such as how to convince a victim of mental illness to seek help, how today’s teens suffer from loneliness stress cyberbullying and various such social problems and even shared an article explaining the actual cost (in numbers) that declining mental health will have on finance and economy around the world.