Oren Frank is CEO and Co-founder of Talkspace, the mobile app that is available for both IOS and Android devices. The mobile app brings convenience and privacy to its users by providing online therapy via video chat through the app. It connects people with licensed therapists in alleviating depression, anxiety, and stress to just name a few. View Oren Frank’s profile at linkedin.
In recent news, Talkspace has recruited a chief medical officer from UnitedHealth named Neil Leibowitz. By hiring Neil Leibowitz, Talkspace physicians will soon be able to prescribe medications when necessary. CEO Oren Frank states that the company has generated “tens of millions of dollars in revenue” since its launch. The app now boasts one million users acquired throughout the duration of being in business for five years. The article goes on to describe Talkspace’s goal. In it, it says that the company wants to focus on providing affordable mental health to users online. A brief overview of pricing shows that Talkspace offers a “seventy-nine dollar weekly service for talking with a therapist online or a forty-nine dollar service for messaging a mental health professional.” Further, in the article, it describes a “spike” in the need for mental health services because of a recent survey indicating millennials are experiencing high levels of depression and anxiety.
We take a look at Oren Frank’s Twitter page. His most recent tweet (rather retweet) is of a short video clip showing a man falling into a dirty river. Other tweets include a post about today’s teen issues dealing with stress, loneliness, and cyberbullying. It indicates that the mental health industry is “under-serving” its communities. In a November 19th tweet Oren Frank asks, “what will the human pain cost?” Then states that mental illness will cost the world sixteen-trillion United States Dollars by the year 2030.