We’ve all been told that stress is bad for our bodies, but how many of us actually know why that’s the case? While ignorance may be bliss in certain cases, it’s beneficial for us to learn a little bit more about the impact of stress on our general health and well-being. Its effects might surprise you. Continue reading How Stress Affects Our Bodies
Transforming Mental and Social Welfare Programs Around the World
The future of online therapy is full of incredible possibilities that can potentially transform numerous aspects of the world’s social structure. Imagine if we could utilize it to reform the organization of rehabilitation programs in juvenile centers from the ground up; change how counseling services are administered to the growing number of refugees around the world; or provide support to people suffering from impulse control or manic depression. While we are only getting to understand the positive impact of online therapy on an individual level, as it becomes more mainstream and less stigmatized, it can ultimately evolve into a game-changing tool capable of redrawing how health and social welfare programs are run on a global scale. Continue reading The Future of Online Therapy
Valentine’s Day. For single people in America (who would like to be in romantic relationships), this can be one of the most excruciating days of the year. Everywhere you look, happy couples will be there: delivering gifts to each other at work, crowding your favorite restaurant, and taking over your Instagram feed. You’ve barely recovered from the holidays with your family, where you likely spent a good amount of time answering questions about your love life, and WHAM. Here comes Valentine’s Day to add insult to injury.
It can be hard to get through with your sanity intact. So first, let’s talk about how to handle it; then, let’s talk about how to avoid having this same conversation next year. Continue reading Valentine’s Day for Singles
We all know romantic relationships are hard work. Like cars, they require regular maintenance to keep them running well. If there is a problem, it’s best to have it repaired right away to avoid further complications down the road.
Often we can do some of the basic maintenance and repairs ourselves. Other times, despite our best efforts, we need to rely on a professional to take a look and give us a hand.
We, the Talkspace therapists, are committed to the Talkspace mission; available and affordable mental health care for all. Continue reading Talkspace Therapists Pledge
Oh, the holidays. Some people really look forward to spending quality time with their families, but others really struggle to make it through feeling disconnected and alone, even in a room full of people.