Pop quiz! How much do you know about depression? The stigmas placed around depression by society make it difficult to gain a true understanding of the condition. Depression is a common and very serious medical disorder. It has the power to greatly affect the quality of life for all who are coping with the illness. Whether long-term or short-term, the symptoms of depression can negatively affect an individual’s thoughts and actions.
More than 16 million adults are battling depression. That is why it is so important for us to remove the barriers of awareness and proper education regarding the condition. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for depression, and symptoms range from person to person. If you or someone you know is suffering from depression, there is no reason to be ashamed. Proper treatment can help reduce risk and symptoms associated with depression and help those affected live happier lives.
Talkspace is a network of mental health professionals who connect with patients through online platforms and mobile apps. Talkspace aims to bridge the gap between patients and quality treatment built on stigmas and misconceptions commonly placed around depression. By giving patients the option to access quality treatment without ever leaving the comfort of their own homes, Talkspace has revolutionized the therapy treatment experience.
All therapists within the Talkspace network are board licensed and fully background-checked. After completing a short assessment, patients are matched with a therapist trained in their area of need, and ready to assist them with getting back to a happier life.