New Research Published: Telehealth Services for Mental Health During and After COVID-19
In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global public health emergency. The resulting lock-down required mental health providers to find alternatives to in-person treatment sessions. Telehealth offered an immediate solution for delivering care at a distance.
But what obstacles did providers face as they scrambled to implement telehealth, and would they be likely to sustain it after the pandemic? In the summer of 2020, four MHTTC Regional Centers (Great Lakes, Mountain Plains, Northeast & Caribbean, and Southeast) conducted a survey of mental health treatment providers in 38 states to assess the providers’ readiness to use technology tools to deliver telehealth, and the projected use of telehealth after the pandemic. Surveys were distributed to 1,790 mental health services organizations, with a return rate of 18%. Results indicate wide acceptance of telehealth and likely continued use of these services following the pandemic.
Read the complete article, Use of Telehealth in Mental Health (MH) Services During and After COVID-19
Download the infographic: Mental Health Telehealth Survey Results