On-Demand Therapy App LARKR Teams Up with Social Influencers Joey and Charles to Address Teen Mental Health Issues

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To help combat the growing epidemic of unaddressed mental illness in today’s teens, social media influencers Joey Birlem and Charles Gitnick approached new therapy and mental wellness app LARKR to provide a solution to their fan base. Each week, the pair will publish a new YouTube video discussing a top mental health issue facing teens and referring in-need viewers to LARKR’s on-demand therapy and other mental health services with a special promo code.

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Teaming up with Joey and Charles was a natural fit for LARKR, because we both recognize that mental illness is a significant problem among teenagers and are aligned in our mission to address this growing epidemic

Newly released on-demand therapy app LARKR today announced a new collaboration with teen social media influencers Joey Birlem and Charles Gitnick to help bring greater awareness and provide a real-life solution to the mental health issues faced by many teenagers and adolescents today. Joey and Charles approached LARKR, the only tele-therapy provider to work with people under 18, wanting to be a part of the app’s mission of addressing the teenage mental illness they noticed among their peers and fans.

Every week for the rest of the year, Joey and Charles will film a new video and publish it on both of their YouTube channels. Each weekly clip addresses one key mental health issue faced by their fanbase of mostly teens, one of the nation’s most at-risk demographics. Their videos will also point in-need viewers to take advantage of a special promotional discount for the on-demand therapy available within LARKR.

“We saw how mental and emotional issues are affecting our friends and fans and felt it was our responsibility to do something to help,” said Joey and Charles. “LARKR feels like a great solution for our age group. Hopefully our fans take advantage of the promo codes and get help when they need it.”

The pair recently launched the first video of the series, which addresses depression and has already received over 50,000 views and 8,000 likes. The second video, uploaded this week, deals with the topic of bullying. In just a few days, it has already received nearly 40,000 views and 5,000 likes.

Upcoming episodes plan to take on topics such as anxiety, family issues, self-harm, suicide, and even the growing problem of teens who withdraw into online channels and feel an inflated connection to social media celebrities, such as Joey and Charles, while disconnecting from existing or potential relationships in the outside world.

“Teaming up with Joey and Charles was a natural fit for LARKR, because we both recognize that mental illness is a significant problem among teenagers and are aligned in our mission to address this growing epidemic,” said LARKR Co-Founder and CEO Shawn Kernes. “We are thrilled to see the incredible response to the videos, and look forward to utilizing our work together to raise awareness on the issue and reach many more young people in need of mental health care.”

The current and future Joey and Charles episodes addressing these issues can be viewed at both Joey and Charles’ YouTube channels. Those interested in learning more about LARKR, should visit http://www.larkr.com and download the app in the Apple App Store.

About LARKR

LARKR is a groundbreaking new start-up poised to revolutionize mental health care in America by eliminating the barriers that keep approximately 60% of Americans from receiving the help they need. LARKR provides on-demand talk therapy with licensed practitioners through an easy-to-use mobile video platform, widening the reach of mental health care. Through LARKR, patients can also arrange multi-user conferences to accommodate group therapy sessions. Newly released features also include a mood tracker, My Story, which prompts users to journal the reasons behind their mood changes, and daily suggestions for good deeds, Be The Change. For more information, visit http://www.larkr.com.

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