Talkspace, an online therapy app that allows users to work with mental health professionals, has posted two interesting blog entries. The first is about how the season of spring can make people feel energized as they emerge from their winter hibernation, which is a good thing, but can also them feel manic. To help, Talkspace posted a playlist of spring-oriented songs to help listeners adjust to the season through music.
The second blog posting is about the differences between PTSD and Complex PTSD. In a nutshell, PTSD is generally the result of a single traumatic event whereas Complex PTSD is a result of multiple traumatic events over an extended period of time.
Talkspace is a therapy app that is becoming increasingly popular. Based in New York City, the app matches up users with appropriate therapists. After a match has been made, the user texts back and forth with their therapist.
The service is far cheaper than therapy in a traditional setting, and it has proved to be highly effective. Essentially, Talspace combines the convenience of the digital age with old-fashioned talk therapy. The firm hires fully qualified therapists, and its work is being watched closely by those interested in how technology is making it easier to treat mental health issues.