Demi Lovato and Talkspace Take on Access to Mental Health

Published on: 28 Sep 2020
Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato is no stranger to mental health struggles. Growing up in the public eye, she has openly shared her triumphs and setbacks with her fans. She has said that therapy has saved [her] life in so many ways, and [she] wouldn’t be where she is today without it.

Now, as the global leader in digital behavioral health, we’ve partnered with the celebrated singer, songwriter and activist with the goal of destigmatizing therapy and inspiring people to take action in support of their mental health. Together, Demi and Talkspace aim to help those struggling during this unprecedented time by providing access to same-day care from licensed therapists and psychiatry providers. The partnership will kick off with social and media campaigns in September.

Talkspace x Demi Lovato

“It’s important for me to use my voice and platform in a meaningful way. I’m grateful to join the Talkspace family to make mental health care more accessible and help change the way we talk about mental health,” says Lovato. “My journey to becoming an advocate has not been easy, but I am glad that I can help people out there struggling to gain access to resources that could help to improve or even save lives.”

The partnership is the natural evolution of Demi’s deep personal connection to mental health care and commitment to using her voice to advocate for mental health. Both Talkspace and Demi Lovato share a commitment to broadening access options, particularly given that more than half of the U.S. population is experiencing the negative mental health effects of the pandemic. And, with two-thirds of people with a known mental health illness not seeking treatment, an emphasis on awareness of care options has never been more important.

“At Talkspace, we have always spoken candidly about mental health in order to reduce, and ultimately remove, the stigma surrounding therapy,” said Talkspace CEO Oren Frank. “Demi Lovato has been a strong advocate and honest supporter of treatment and mental health, and we’ve always admired her commitment and willingness to speak up, both for herself and her fans. It’s for these many reasons we’re so honored to have her join the Talkspace family as we work toward creating lasting change when it comes to the access, care, and perception of mental well-being.”

The Need for Therapy is Urgent

Today, the need for therapy is more urgent than ever — and with Talkspace, clients can get matched with a therapist within 24 hours, engage in live video sessions and send their therapists text, video, and voice messages anytime, from anywhere. Whether you’re suffering from anxiety or depression, recovering from trauma or in need of psychiatry, adolescent, or couples therapy, we have clinical treatment options for almost every need.

We’re honored to work with Demi Lovato to continue destigmatizing therapy, and inspiring others to take action in support of their mental health — making therapy available to all at a time when it’s needed most.

Since mid-March, when the pandemic struck, we’ve doubled our volume YoY. This partnership comes on the heels of several initiatives we’ve introduced in response to the heightened need of digital therapy solutions. Talkspace has donated 2,100 free months of therapy to frontline medical workers, opened a variety of free tools to provide support and guidance including therapist-led support channels for those impacted by COVID-19 and racial injustices, and expanded in-home access with our Amazon Alexa skill integration, offering even more ways to access mental health care.

Quite simply, the stakes have never been higher. If you’re struggling (or know someone who is), we can match you with a licensed therapist who can address your concerns and help you live a better life.

We admire Demi for her honesty, vulnerability, and advocacy and can think of no better person to help us continue driving toward our mission of making therapy accessible to all. Please help us in welcoming Demi to the Talkspace family and be sure to keep an eye out for the exciting work we have ahead of us.

Get started with a licensed therapist today using code APPLY65 for $65 off your first month of Talkspace. For more on our partnership, or to get started with a therapist, check out our page announcing the Demi Lovato partnership.

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