The United States is experiencing a mental health crisis. Nearly 20 percent of U.S. adults struggle with mental health issues and more than 17 million have reported depressive episodes. The coronavirus pandemic and resulting social isolation have increased symptoms for many, and experts are warning that the mental health impact of COVID-19 may continue for years to come.
That’s why VentSpace is partnering with PsychHub to offer a new education feature on the VentSpace app. PsychHub is the world’s largest online platform for digital mental health education and will be providing resourceful video content to users in the VentSpace App Community.
The VentSpace app was created as a safe, anonymous place for individuals to share their thoughts, emotions, struggles, and questions without fear of judgement or rejection. The free platform lets users upload posts about themselves and their lives and get support from others.
However, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and other struggles of 2020, we have decided to expand our platform to offer additional resources and tools for users who are struggling with mental health or who want to be better informed.
We’ve created a section with videos from mental health partners that will help educate users, whether they need mental health support themselves or want to provide support to others. As more users continue to use the app and search for support, we want to make sure we provide resources that will help lead to solutions, in addition to being a safe place to share feelings.
VentSpace is actively looking to partner with other mental health service providers and educational organizations. To partner with us or learn more about what we do, drop us a line.