New York City–based Talkspace (Nasdaq: TALK) will provide its home city’s teens with free talk therapy through a program called NYC Teenspace.
Announced by New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Talkspace CEO Jon Cohen, the program will include intermittent check-ins and allow teens to establish relationships with therapists.
It’s not clear how many teens are expected to use the services. At this point, it also isn’t clear what impact providing such a service to the teen population of the largest city in the U.S. will have for Talkspace, Behavioral Health Business reports.
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