The DOE is helping to promote a new program offered by the NYC Health Department for NYC teens. NYC Teenspace, powered by Talkspace offers NYC teens ages 13–17 virtual therapy with a licensed therapist, at no cost. Teens can be connected to a licensed therapist for ongoing support and/or can access online mental health exercises to complete on their own. Teens can sign up for this program on their own by following these steps. Note that teens do not need to be experiencing mental health symptoms to participate and can discuss their thoughts and feelings about their day-to-day life with a Talkspace therapist.
Additionally note there will be informational webinars via Zoom to learn more about this program:
Parents and Teens: The webinar for parents and teens will be from 7:00–7:45 p.m. on December 5. Interested participants may register through the day of the webinar. Note that translated written materials will be available soon after the webinar.
Please visit https://www.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/mh/teenspace-faq-parents-guardians.pdf to get more information about Talkspace.
https://www.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/mh/teenspace-faq-parents-guardians.pdf Source: NYC TEENSPACE - Talkspace