Telehealth: Opening New Doors for Mental Health Care during COVID-19
Federal and state policy changes are helping people access tele-mental health services. Over months of distancing, MHA’s national data reflects a tremendous increase in the number of youth and adults: taking a screening; screening positively and more severely; experiencing loneliness and isolation, and having recurring thoughts of suicide or self-harm. During the time of COVID-19, getting in-person help may not be a desirable option. Fortunately, the recent expansion of telehealth coverage and services has allowed more people to receive mental health support where they feel safe, at home.
Through this webinar, participants will learn about:
- The results of a survey conducted by MHA in New Jersey evaluating consumer attitudes toward telehealth;
- Regulatory changes that have assisted in the shift toward telehealth and what that means for the future of access to care; and
- How advocates influenced the passage of comprehensive telehealth legislation that establishes parity of telehealth services.
Regional Policy Council Representatives Barb Johnston, MHA of New Jersey and Moe Keller, Mental Health Colorado will be joined by David Theobald, Genoa Telepsychiatry