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Mayor Adams announces new service bringing free therapy to teens

TeenSpace will connect kids ages 13-17 with therapists virtually, giving them 24/7 access through phone, video or text to the telemental health service via the TalkSpace app.

Valerie Ryan and Adolfo Carrion

Nov 15, 2023, 10:22 PM

Updated 246 days ago

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Mayor Eric Adams announced the launch of a new service on Wednesday that will give teens access to therapy at zero cost.  
TalkSpace is an online platform connecting people with mental health professionals – and the city is launching its own platform called TeenSpace.  
TeenSpace will connect kids ages 13-17 with therapists virtually, giving them 24/7 access through phone, video or text to the telemental health service via the TalkSpace app.  
Adams and the Department of Health and Hygiene say this partnership is about pushing harder for a healthier New York.  
“People should never feel alone. We are here for them, and we want all young people to lead happier lives to grow and thrive,” said Mayor Eric Adams.  
According to city data, 9.2% of public high school students reported attempting suicide in the span of a year. 


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