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  • Why do so many Millennials feel depressed?
  • Why do so many Millennials feel depressed?
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Talkspace: text your therapist on your way to work

One in ten Americans are clinically depressed. As busyness becomes a status symbol for Millennials, the stress is mounting. 'Text therapy' platform Talkspace appeals to a generation accustomed to immediate answers with a tap of a smartphone – but is it effective?

Location United States

One in ten Americans are clinically depressed, according to the World Health Organisation. As working hard and being busy becomes a status symbol, more people in the US say they feel stressed, contributing to what psychologists are calling an ‘epidemic of depression’. And yet there’s still a stigma attached to going to see a therapist.

Offering people a way out from a downward spiral to depression, Talkspace is an anonymous ‘text therapy’ platform that connects patients and therapists through a smartphone at any time of the day. And it appeals to a generation accustomed to getting immediate answers ...



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