Talklet is a mental health platform that connects qualified listeners to people who want to talk and feel heard.
Our mission is to make mental wellbeing more accessible so that people can live their best life.
We believe that you deserve to get value out of every encounter with a listener, even the first session, and that the best way to do that would be to focus each session on the problem at hand.
Talklet's sessions are based on the problem-focused model. This model has been proven successful in over 100 universities in the nation. Because of their effectiveness as well as popularity, many universities are switching their mental health services to this model. We believe such an effective model should be accessible by everyone. That is why we are building Talklet.
Who we are
We are students and alumni from the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, brought together by the shared passion to make mental wellness and healthcare more accessible.
Why we built Talklet
40% of people in the United States experience mental health symptoms like stress, anxiety, or burnout but do not experience symptoms severe enough to cross the clinical threshold for diagnosis.
Based on our own experiences, traditional therapy is expensive with long wait times, and more importantly, is not well suited for the needs of those with less severe mental health conditions. Unfortunately, there are currently no easily accessible and affordable mental health services that this 40% can use to improve their mental health.
Talklet fills this gap by providing a supportive space for you to talk with our listeners who are ready to support your every step toward improving mental wellbeing.