Oren Frank’s Quest To Change Views on Mental Health

Oren Frank is the CEO and co-founder of Talkspace, which is the number one online and mobile psychotherapy company. The app is very convenient to those who are looking to improve their mental health. Talkspace has helped over a million users find connections to licensed therapists. The company was founded with his wife in 2012, after going through couples therapy. Oren and his wife, Roni, launched the company after experiencing benefits and believed that everyone deserves access to affordable and convenient psychotherapy. Their vision was “Therapy for all“.

Talkspace has raised over $100 million in financing since being founded. With the new capital, the company has two new targets. They want to leverage its machine learning and AI capabilities, along with accelerating the growth of its commercial business. Talkspace has now partnered up with Optum. This is a pharmacy care service group and benefit manager.

Oren Frank wrote an article called “Mental health and wellness aren’t the same“. The business man notes how several companies and departments tend to believe that mental health and wellness are the same thing. Frank believes that the two should not be seen as the same thing because that makes mental health seem like less of a health problem, which is why the two terms “wellness” and “mental health” should stay separated. With how big of a crisis mental illness is around the world, not putting an emphasis on mental health on its own pushes people to not find proper and professional treatment.

Before becoming successful with Talkspace, Oren Frank mainly worked in fields such as communications, advertising, and marketing. He even had a stint writing articles for Huffington Posts. Oren Frank wrote various articles such as technology, politics, social media, and mental health. One of his articles show that he is also a supporter for U.S Senator Kamala Harris, during her presidential campaign for the 2020 election. Read: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/11/talkspace-hires-a-chief-medical-officer-ahead-of-potential-ipo.html