SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN) today announced a collaboration with
Talkspace, the global leader in online messaging therapy. Talkspace will
work with Magellan to bring messaging therapy in an accessible and
convenient format to Magellan's employer clients. Through Talkspace,
individuals can seek behavioral health therapy by connecting directly to
a therapist in a web or mobile environment, including secure text
"In today's busy world, we recognize the importance of offering mental
healthcare when and where consumers choose to access it," said Gus
Giraldo, president of commercial markets for Magellan Health. "Whether
you are in the coffee shop, lying in bed in the middle of the night, or
working at your desk, a licensed therapist is available to communicate
with you in a private, secure setting."
Talkspace will be offered through Magellan's comprehensive Employee
Assistance Program (EAP) which supports working families by helping them
take control of their emotional wellness at home and in the workplace.
Talkspace is the cornerstone of the app in the app ecosystem that
Magellan is developing, which also includes Clickotine, a smoking
cessation program, as well as other virtual care solutions. These apps
are designed to engage working families and allow them to choose
different modalities to help each family member improve their mental
health and emotional wellbeing.
Talkspace's online therapy platform has over 1,500 licensed therapist
who undergo a comprehensive vetting process. All communication between
the therapists and their clients follows strict professional codes
regarding client confidentiality and the content is also encrypted and
"We're excited to introduce more consumers to our service through our
new collaboration with Magellan Health," said Oren Frank, CEO of
Talkspace. "Companies recognize the impact that emotional well-being has
on their employees' personal lives and productivity, and they are
looking for solutions that can help their employees feel and perform
About Magellan Health: Magellan
Health, Inc. is a leader in managing the fastest growing, most
complex areas of health, including special populations, complete
pharmacy benefits and other specialty areas of healthcare. Magellan
supports innovative ways of accessing better health through technology,
while remaining focused on the critical personal relationships that are
necessary to achieve a healthy, vibrant life. Magellan's customers
include health plans and other managed care organizations, employers,
labor unions, various military and governmental agencies and third-party
administrators. For more information, visit MagellanHealth.com.
About Talkspace: 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 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 to contact a therapist.
For more information, please visit https://www.talkspace.com.
To learn more about online therapy, please visit https://www.talkspace.com/online-therapy/.
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Joe Bogdan, 860-507-1910
Source: Magellan Health, Inc.
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