Remote Mental Health

Lawmakers Eye Telehealth Pilot for Veterans Needing Mental Health Services | mHealth Intelligence | 8/20/2020

… for mental health issues. Telehealth alternatives are a promising way to address this problem for rural vets, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.” “My bill with Congressman Banks would establish a pilot program to expand remote mental health care for rural veterans, with the goal of creating nation-wide program using what we learn,” Golden added. “That would mean better care for more veterans, and more veterans who can stick close …

When Things Aren’t OK With a Child’s Mental Health | 8/10/2020

… has seen your child before. If your child is already taking a medication — for anxiety, for attentional issues, for depression — talk to the doctor who prescribed it to see if an adjustment is indicated. Remote mental health may be harder with young children, Dr. Kaslow said, though many therapists are finding ways to be really creative, asking children to show their favorite toys and how they play with them, and …

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CODAC client and CEO discuss the surprising triumphs of remote mental health care in the pandemic | 7/31/2020

Friday Jul 31, 2020 at 3:36 PM PROVIDENCE — For years, Joselin Tavarez resisted seeking help for the anxiety and depression that was causing her to suffer so severely. A mother and former owner of small businesses, she sought relief in opiates. “Most of us that have an addiction or mental-health issue are not willing to accept the help,” Tavarez said. “I was very prideful.” And then she discovered CODAC …

Telehealth company Hims looks to go public and expand remote mental health services | 7/28/2020

Telehealth company Hims looks to go public and expand remote mental health services July 28, 2020 News Commentary Hims is reported to be eyeing a deal that would allow it to go public. Should it do so, the company will be one of a few digital health IPOs… Related companies Hims …

Hims eyes deal to go public and expands its remote mental health services | MobiHealthNews | 7/23/2020

News of the potential sale or merger with a special purpose acquisition company appears at the same time as one-on-one counseling and a key strategic hire. 01:55 pm Share Consumer wellness and telehealth company Hims could be the next to throw its hat into the public markets. According to a report from Reuters, the startup is weighing a potential sale to an unnamed special purpose acquisition company (SPAC …

West Seattle Blog… | UPDATE: Seattle Public Schools now wants to start school year remotely | 7/22/2020

… to take care of your own, or die trying. And many people do die trying… Kim July 22, 2020 (12:53 pm) I understand why, but we are failing our children…and no amount of remote mental health support can come close to replacing what they are missing out on. Mr J July 22, 2020 (1:31 pm) Are we? They’ll be alive, I’d say we’re saving children. Kim July 22, 2020 …

FCC awards $23.25M more in telehealth funding to 62 providers during the program’s 11th round | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/18/2020

… Faith Regional Health Services (Norfolk, Neb.) received $241,200 for remote monitoring equipment to improve its telehealth network. Family and Children’s Services (Elizabeth, N.J.) received $14,253 for laptops, smartphones and telecommunications software to offer more remote mental health services. Family Counseling Service of Aurora (Illinois) received $14,306 for laptops to assist staff in providing remote mental health counseling and psychiatric medication management. Family Healthcare Network (Porterville, Calif.) received $325,637 for laptops …

Efforts to close digital divide top states’ plans for emergency relief funds | 6/15/2020

… has put a significant additional strain on these students, and the state must ensure that their learning and wraparound services remain constant,” reads Kansas’ application, referring to students in foster care. “Additional access to remote mental health services, supports for foster parents and additional lesson plans and best practices will be critical as families and educators enter the summer and prepare for the fall.” In response to a question in …

Columbia navigates students’ need for remote mental health services amid pandemic | 6/12/2020

Kate McAlonen has struggled with depression and anxiety for years, but said she is now feeling a heightened sense of emotional and mental instability induced by the pandemic. In an attempt to get help, McAlonen looked into Columbia’s remote Counseling Services, but was told she could not make an appointment because she was no longer residing in Illinois. “I decided I need to find somebody out here [in Indiana] because …

FCC awards $20.18M more in telehealth funding, surpasses $100M in total program funding | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/11/2020

… phones to allow patients to communicate with their loved ones while in medical facilities. Woodland Centers (Willmar, Minn.) received $118,294 for mobile hotspots, telemedicine upgrades, video monitors, monitoring equipment and network upgrades to provide remote mental health and substance use services. More articles on telehealth …

Pawnee Mental Health receives $40,000 grant to improve remote mental health services - News Radio KMAN | 6/8/2020

Pawnee Mental health has received $40,000 to buy new laptops for its Adult and Youth Rehabilitation Services staff members. The mobile resource is intended to expand access to more clients and enable more remote mental health services. It also allows for implementation of concurrent documentation, a practice that engages the client and clinician in documenting progress and goals. Pawnee Executive Director Robbin Cole says the COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated …

FCC awards $16.46M more in telehealth funding | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/5/2020

… Lebanon, Ohio) received $67,979 for tablets, headphones, laptops, webcams and telehealth equipment to provide patients with telehealth offerings. Compass Behavioral Health (Garden City, Kan.) received $23,025 for laptop and tablets to provide patients with remote mental health treatment. DeSoto Regional Health System (Mansfield, La.) received $240,390 for telehealth equipment to provide remote COVID-19 screenings, treatment and monitoring. Duncan (Okla.) Regional Hospital received $56,266 for teleconferencing equipment, software licenses and …

For the First Time, UConn’s Mental Health, Student Care Services Go Virtual | 4/3/2020

… to MJ Raleigh, the interim co-leader of UConn’s student Mental Health Services, a part of Student Health and Wellness. Twenty-three providers are working remotely in the University’s first-ever effort to provide remote mental health services for UConn students who are experiencing depression, anxiety, or other mental health concerns. “Our staff went from zero – 100 percent in person – to 100 percent online in two weeks,” says Raleigh. “It …

Connected Mind Releases Remote Mental Health Screening Capability in Response to COVID-19 | 4/3/2020

Connected Mind Releases Remote Mental Health Screening Capability in Response to COVID-19 Allows Doctors to Easily Assess Patients in Their Homes McKinney, TX – ( ReleaseWire ) – 04/03/2020 –In order to protect themselves and their patients, a significant number of doctors have begun treating patients remotely over telemedicine. Many are not fully equipped for the challenges faced by remote visits. One of the challenges they face is the ability to remotely screen …

The Pandemic-Induced Pivot of the Mental Health Industry - Twin Cities Business | 4/3/2020

… stress, more conflicts,” Brian Nystrom said. “We’re generally sensing that in the community. The clients that I talk with are just consumed with Covid-19. That’s all anyone is talking about.” The rules regarding remote mental health services have been relaxed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, under a directive from President Trump. Services are allowed to cross state lines now, and physicians are able to prescribe …

Trusst Launches Therapy App To Address Surging Need Among College Students For Remote Mental Health Services | PR Newswire | 3/31/2020

… Trusst ( https://www.trusst.app ), a messaging-based psychotherapeutic service to help meet crisis-level national demand for mental health treatment among college students. “Trusst represents an innovative and needed development for what is possible with remote mental health delivery,” says Trusst Founder and President, Bill Hudenko , Ph.D. “Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for access to mental health treatment far exceeded capacity. Since the outbreak, we’ve been working around …

Virus indirectly taking toll on recovering addicts - Winnipeg Free Press | 3/25/2020

Social distancing is necessary to stop the spread of the coronavirus, but it’s something that can take a toll on those battling addictions as treatment centres start to close and send clients home. “The absence of addiction is not abstinence, it’s connection,” says River Johnson, a graduate of Winnipeg’s Tamarack Recovery Centre who is marking four years sober in August after an addiction to cocaine nearly ended his life. Remote …

Senate Council discusses coronavirus effects at Pitt | 3/20/2020

… topic discussed at Thursday’s Senate Council meeting held remotely via teleconference. The council focused on various aspects of campus life affected by the coronavirus, including how the University downgrading impacts students remaining on campus, remote mental health resources, budgetary concerns and plans to convert current residence halls to UPMC facilities. Levine said it was fortunate that Duprex, the director of Pitt’s Center for Vaccine Research, had access to the disease …

Online mental health resources to cope with quarantine, isolation | abc10.com | 3/19/2020

There are already lots of online resources and apps devoted to providing remote mental health services. Online communities are popular places to exchange support, while some apps offer online therapy sessions with a licensed therapist. You can even talk to a therapist over text messaging for next-level convenience. Here are some online and app-based mental health resources to help you cope with self-quarantine: The National Alliance on …

School closings create ‘a thousand logistical’ challenges to solve  | 3/17/2020

… busing meals to drop-off points. And a hotline is being established to get students mental health support remotely. But Bonesteel still worries meals won’t get to every student who needs them and that remote mental health support won’t be as effective as in-person counseling. She’s also concerned for her staff, who have been asked to pivot on a dime while also contending with what this public health crisis …

Aurora Innovation pilots remote mental health services for youth with new Aurora teleQ video feature | 6/11/2019

Aurora Innovation pilots remote mental health services for youth with new Aurora teleQ video feature Tue, Jun 11, 2019 08:00 CET Aurora Innovation , the company behind the market leading Aurora teleQ communication solution, has announced its first pilot video appointments in Finland to handle patient discussions within a healthcare professional’s daily workflow. The pilots are aimed at making it easier and more comfortable for digitally native youths to seek and …

How an Aboriginal approach to mental health is helping farmers deal with drought | Mosaic | 4/23/2019

… years. Public events help everyone learn a little about these old water stories and how important it is to live harmoniously in your country. Studies at the University of Newcastle’s Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health have confirmed that these activities can be a useful psychological tool. Colin Rigby and colleagues spoke to 166 participants in yarning workshops from 27 communities across rural NSW during the ‘Big Dry’ of …

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FCC awards $23.25M more in telehealth funding to 62 providers during the program’s 11th round | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/18/2020

… Aurora) received $141,465 for telemedicine carts, telecommunications equipment and licenses to provide its patients with preventive, primary and behavioral care. Community Health Access Network (Newmarket, N.H.) received $907,383 for patient monitoring equipment and software, laptops … 14,253 for laptops, smartphones and telecommunications software to offer more remote mental health services. Family Counseling Service of Aurora (Illinois) received $14,306 for laptops to assist staff in providing remote mental health counseling and psychiatric …

FCC awards $20.18M more in telehealth funding, surpasses $100M in total program funding | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/11/2020

… of funding pushes the total to more than $100 million. Here are the healthcare providers granted funding June 10: Access Community Health Centers (Madison, Wis.) received $92,323 for laptops, telecommunications equipment and a telehealth platform … upgrades, video monitors, monitoring equipment and network upgrades to provide remote mental health and substance use services. More articles on telehealth …