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The State of Mental Health in Rural America: Why and How Technology Can Help

Jun 28, 2021 / by Jim Szyperski

The state of mental health in America is in crisis and was in crisis before the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the National Institutes of Health, pre-pandemic:

  • 1 in 5 Americans suffered from a mental disorder each year,
  • 1 in 17 suffered from a serious mental disorder each year, and
  • there was a 35% increase in suicides in the past 15 years with suicide being the second-leading cause of death between the ages of 10 and 34.

The pre-pandemic statistics for our children are more troubling as:

The problem is even more severe in rural America as the graphic below depicts where approximately 50% of counties in the US lack a resident psychiatrist, 65% of non-metropolitan US counties lack a psychiatrist, and 47% lack a psychologist. (Source: The American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Geographic Variation in the Supply of Selected Behavioral Health Providers)

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nView’s CEO on Mental Health Month

May 7, 2021 / by Jim Szyperski

Turning Awareness into Action (Jim Szyperski)

May is upon us, which means it’s Mental Health Month again. I think back to last May when we were still early into the pandemic’s onslaught on our collective brains. The stress, fear, and anxiety of a pandemic; the quarantine and isolation; the loss of employment and income; and the pervasive uncertainty about the health of our families and friends were all top of mind. Talk of a vaccine by the end of 2020 or early 2021 seemed a long way off with daily cases of COVID-19 rising and the death toll alarmingly accumulating.

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Press Release: Expansion & Growth

Dec 21, 2020 / by Jim Szyperski

nView Expands Digital Behavioral Health Solutions to Support Healthcare Providers

Increased demand for access to mental health and substance abuse services fuels 125% YOY growth for leading digital health assessment provider

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WHITE PAPER: Mental Health in Rural America

Oct 13, 2020 / by Jim Szyperski

The Mental Health Gap in Rural America. Let’s Close It.

Learn how a complete virtual care experience can help address the mental health crisis in rural America.


When it comes to mental health care access, the disparities between rural and urban areas persist. Meanwhile, behavioral health concerns like anxiety, depression, and substance misuse are rising in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Regulatory changes promise to make online behavioral health care delivery easier and more profitable for providers, including those serving rural areas.

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Press Release: CheckWare Partnership

Oct 8, 2020 / by Jim Szyperski

nView Health Partners With Norway’s Top Digital Health Company To Expand International Reach

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We’re in a Tight Spot (National Suicide Awareness Month)

Sep 10, 2020 / by Jim Szyperski

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week, and it’s difficult to attempt to shed light into this dark corner that has been darkened further by the pandemic. 2020 has been a chasmic departure from normal life and routine for virtually everyone on our planet, and a year many of us would like to put in our rear-view mirror as quickly as possible.

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2020 HILL DAY – LinkedIn article by Jim Szyperski, CEO nView

Jun 23, 2020 / by Jim Szyperski

2020 HILL DAY   #hilldayathome

Breakout #1 – Ensuring Parity During & After a Pandemic
Working together to establish parity in a post-COVID-19 world is more critical than ever before. This panel of providers, insurers, and advocates will seek to find answers to this dilemma by examining and discussing their roles in ensuring consumers have proper access to treatment and the insurance coverage they deserve while operating in the complex and ever-changing intersection of federal and state laws amid a global pandemic.

Thoughts from CEO, Jim Szyperski …

For me, in thinking about this, the single word that continues to jump out in all the news, headlines, and discussions over the last 4 months is – COMMUNITY. Whether dialogue on COVID-19, equality, racism, anti-racism, simple justice, COMMUNITY seems to be a common denominator. By definition, it encompasses whom we live with, and with whom we have common characteristics, interests, attitudes, or goals. 

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