NEW YORK, April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 25, Talkspace will be hosting its annual conference at the SFJazz Center from 8:30am-5:00pm. This year's theme is Reshaping Behavioral Health in the Workplace. Talkspace's 2017 conference will bring together thought leaders in behavioral health, research, technology, and human resources to discuss workplace challenges in mental health and the innovative approaches that are yielding effective outcomes.
"With mental illnesses ranking first among illnesses that cause disability in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe, it's shocking that 85% of U.S. employees will remain undiagnosed or undertreated," said Oren Frank, CEO of Talkspace.
Featured speakers from Amgen, Beacon Health Options, Click Therapeutics, Doctor on Demand, General Assembly, MHA-NYC, One Medical, Yale University, and more will explore solutions for reducing the $300B lost by U.S. businesses each year due to mental health conditions in the following discussions:
- Digital Therapeutics: Can pharma and software reshape mental health care?
- Leveraging Technology: Can data, software and devices enable better care?
- Opening Access: How can we remove the barriers to behavioral care in the workplace?
- Benchmarking Outcomes: How can we measure and manage the quality of Behavioral Care?
Laurie Dhue, a media powerhouse and one of the nation's top recovery advocates, will deliver the keynote address, Breaking stigma and the path to recovery. Dhue will be joined by Joe Schrank, program director of High Sobriety Treatment, for a fireside discussion on The Impact of Addiction: What you can't see, but you can feel. Additionally, John Duran, Council Member of the City of West Hollywood will be taking the stage to share his work advocating for HIV/AIDS issues and LGBT equality.
"Companies have the power to influence the course of the health and wellness of their employees," said Lynn Hamilton, CCO at Talkspace. "People suffering from mental health conditions often lack the support they need from employers to access care. It's a problem that ultimately affects everyone in the work environment - colleagues, managers and the overall health of the organization. We hope this conference can shed light on challenges that exist so together, we can forge a better path forward."
For more information, please visit: https://www.talkspace.com/reshaping-behavioral-health/index.html
Talkspace connects people with licensed therapists through its web and mobile apps. As the leading online therapy company, Talkspace revolutionized mental health care access by bringing the dialogue between therapists and their clients into the digital age. Founded with a mission to eliminate the stigmas associated with mental illness and to make therapy more available to millions of people, Talkspace's flagship product, Unlimited Messaging Therapy™, has already been used by more than 500,000 people.
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