Online Therapy Is Revolutionizing Mental Health Treatment And I'm So Glad It's Entering The Public Eye

Online Therapy Is Revolutionizing Mental Health Treatment And I'm So Glad It's Entering The Public Eye

If something like a common cold or a broken arm can be discussed casually, then so can mental health conditions.


While the mental health community has valued online therapy for a while now, it's another one of those secrets that the general public didn't really know existed. Until now.

Online therapy, most notably from providers like Better Help and Talkspace, is an extremely valuable option for people who can't access traditional, face-to-face therapy, either because of financial or transportation reasons or due to privacy concerns, among other things. Some people can't afford upwards of $100 a week for a session. Some people don't have a car or a stable means of transportation to get to a clinic or private practice. And some people don't feel comfortable disclosing to their family that they're interested in therapy. Online therapy offers a space for these people.

The lifesaving benefits of therapy are indisputable and something that every person should have access to. Providers like Better Help make this possibility a reality. But what's even more heartening is the visibility of these providers in recent months. For the first time, therapy is being advertised on our television stations just like any other product or service.

This not only opens the service up to people who are not as plugged into the mental health community, but it also gives all of us permission to talk about mental health concerns and treatment in a way we as a society are conditioned not to. It's a valuable step in the right direction to see a commercial like the one below while you're watching your favorite shows.

BetterHelp "Resolutions" 2019 TV Commercial

Mental health shouldn't be a taboo topic. If something like a common cold or a broken arm can be discussed casually (with possible solutions advertised in our media), then so can mental health conditions.

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Valentines day blues


I have never enjoyed Valentine's Day.

Even if when I was in a relationship it was just an awkward day of "hey I love you, give me gifts and lets make out." But this year, I am just not feeling this thing at all. Since the relationship ended last June I have just been dreading the time when February came, because you know that on the 14th you are going to see all these love post and all us singles are like "welp this is just not my day.", and honestly you feel defeated. I personally asked other singles friends (like the three I have) if they wanted to come and watch Netflix with me and dread the day, but sadly they either had school or work. So here is my plan of getting though this day of love:


Yes Netflix how else am I supposed to get through this day? Usually I have Greys Anatomy playing all the time but that has love in it, and I am not in the mood for that. My plan is to watch all the crime shows I can because watching TV crime series or documentary about serial killers just seems perfect for the 14th.


Yes sleeping. I don't have anywhere I need to be why not catch up on some zzz's


Yes I am going to eat my feelings with chocolate because why not? if I could I would get a giant slice of cake and live off that on the 14th but sadly I am stuck with the normal Heresy's chocolate and Reeses which will do their job.


me :)

This is my wonderful cat Kimber and she will be my partner in crime on the 14th. She will sleep, snuggle, cuddle, all day with me because I need that moral support of my fluffy cat.


If I am able to fit reading a book into my schedule of everything listed above then reading will go into that open spot. I always loved reading but with school it is hard to find the time to read for enjoyment. so this day will be the perfect day.

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