Mental Health in the Workplace April 3, 2018
By Nate Ortiz from Lynchburg Business Magazine
Mental Illness can cause serious disruption in everyday life.
In any given year, approximately one in 25 adults in the United States experiences a serious mental illness that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities and one in 10 employees suffers from depression. This includes the ability to perform effectively or efficiently at work.
Behavioral Health Benefit with Telepsychiatry January 2, 2018
By Barry Doan from Benefits Pro
The value of an employer’s health benefit strategy is intrinsically linked to its ability to address an employee’s total health—both physical and mental. That’s why overall wellness trends are shifting to better acknowledge the strong connection between a robust behavioral health care benefit and better overall health, ultimately resulting in improved employee productivity.
Telepsychiatry: What to Look for in 2018 December 20, 2017
By Geoffrey Boyce from Behavioral Healthcare Executive.
In the world of telehealth, what a difference a few years can make. The industry has moved from burgeoning to mainstream and is seen as a viable model for behavioral healthcare. In fact, industry professional shortages are catapulting adoption and use of telepsychiatry to address unmet psychiatric needs in all states. The field of telepsychiatry has much to celebrate in recent years, and the outlook ahead is brighter than ever. Here are five top predictions about where telepsychiatry is headed in 2018.
A Day in the Life of a Telepsychiatrist
By James Varrell, M.D. from Arizona Telemedicine Program.
As a child and adolescent psychiatrist practicing in person for a number of years, and eventually making the shift to telepsychiatry, I have observed the subtle differences and nuances between the two mediums of care.
Telehealth: Transforming Child Mental Health Care November 3, 2017
By Jeanine Miles, LPC from NAMI
Unprecedented need exists for child and adolescent mental health services in today’s communities, however, parents have limited options at their disposal. Shortages of child psychologists and psychiatrists are leaving our most vulnerable populations without care. Currently, all U.S. states are facing high or severe shortages, with many communities lacking even one qualified child and adolescent psychiatrist.