Oren Frank Informs People about the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

Mental health is a problem for many reasons. The biggest factor surrounding this health crises has to do with the stigma that surrounds this issue. Certain factors surrounding mental health has improved significantly since the past. With the current knowledge that people have about mental health they are less likely to criticize or shun people who have developed this condition.

Still, the overlying stigma remains about people who are thought to be mentally unfit. Oren Frank wants to be open about the mental health crises in America. He wants people to know that there are a lot of individuals suffering from mental problems. Depression is common and anxiety happens in people more often than any of us would believe.

More people on our jobs and at our schools have a verifiable mental health problem. Did you know that mental health rates have increased among teens and young kids? Many communities and schools around the country are experiencing increased mental health problems. Oren Frank is the CEO and co-founder of Talkspace. 

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Oren and his wife Roni came up with Talkspace after they used therapy to help save their marriage. When the couple was creating Talkspace, Oren Frank became more aware of the stigma associated with this problem. He realized that one of the main reasons why people don’t get mental health services has to do with the name calling, the disgrace and the shame that people inflict on one another. Oren realizes that this must change if people are going to get better.

Talkspace helps its clients to overcome this problem through the use of anonymity. Oren and Roni designed the mobile therapy app to be this way. The client will have to reveal they are using this therapy app if they want other people to know what is happening with their mental health. Ultimately, Oren Frank wants to improve the modern mental health field and Talkspace is just one way to resolve this issue.

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/profiles/people/20333655-oren-frank

ClassDojo Brings a Solution to Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the many epidemics rising in today’s world as life gets busier and worse, it is even affecting children. To solve this issue, a new class from the app “ClassDojo” called “Mindfulness Moment” was released on the 10th of May 2019. 

“Mindfulness Moment” is a practice of 10 to 15 minutes of breathing exercises and focusing on silence and clarity. As shown in an article from hitechchronicle.com, only 5.4 percent of children in America were diagnosed with anxiety by 2003. The number, however, went up to 8.4 by 2011 and has not slowed down. By today the number has gone higher than 10 percent in children under 18 treated for anxiety. 

However, the results of the “Mindful Moment” have proved to be promising. From an article on prnewswire.com, there was a screening of 3000 parents and 2,500 teachers. 92 percent of teachers say their students have experienced anxiety, and with two-thirds of parents and teachers practicing with their kids, 96 percent found the lessons beneficial. 63 percent handled their emotions, 42 percent were calmer36 percent were happier, 31 percent had greater focus, and 28 percent with increased empathy.

With the combined efforts of ClassDojo, the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and Beyond Shame Beyond Stigma, these results show a brighter future for everyone with a “Mindful Moment.”