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Post-election, therapy app gets 7X spike in sales

Talkspace, an app that connects users with a licensed therapist online, received an unexpected growth spurt this morning.  “Unsurprisingly, the company saw a 7x spike in sales,” a spokesperson told me. Talkspace also said it saw a “steady and slow rise in traffic” in the week prior to the elections. Many of its new users … Continue reading “Post-election, therapy app gets 7X spike in sales”

Talkspace, an app that connects users with a licensed therapist online, received an unexpected growth spurt this morning. 

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“Unsurprisingly, the company saw a 7x spike in sales,” a spokesperson told me. Talkspace also said it saw a “steady and slow rise in traffic” in the week prior to the elections. Many of its new users are from the New York area, but it is also seeing significant interest from red states. 

On social media sites, Clinton supporters have expressed all manner of emotions from shock, to sadness and anger after their unexpected candidate’s loss. Talkspace has found that many of its users are struggling to share the news with their children. 

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Christina Farr is a San Francisco-based journalist specializing in health and technology. Before joining Fast Company, Christina worked as a reporter for VentureBeat, Reuters and KQED

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