During OCD Awareness Week, nView Health is calling for the use of new solutions and technologies in conjunction with more conversations to better support individuals with this mental health disorder that affects the daily lives of more than 2 million adults and children in the US. The surging levels of anxiety driven by the pandemic have greatly increased global awareness and sensitivity to mental health issues, which provides an opportunity to act and positively impact the diagnosis and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
National Depression Screening Day takes place this year on October 7. This annual day of recognition is intended to call attention to the illnesses of depression on a national level to help educate the public about symptoms of depression and effective treatments. National Depression Screening Day falls during Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 3–9) and National Depression and Health Screening Month.
In this Q&A, Dr. Thomas Young, an expert in depression screening, speaks about the importance of depression screening, national shortcomings, and opportunities for improvement. The founder and chief medical officer of nView Health, Dr. Young is a board-certified family physician with more than 35 years of medical experience. He is a recognized thought leader in the fields of consumer-directed healthcare and population healthcare management and can often be found speaking on behavioral health podcasts and at industry events.
Every September, we strive to raise awareness of suicide — a stigmatized and often taboo topic. Suicide Prevention Awareness Month is a time when resources and stories are shared to help shed light on suicide and prevention efforts. We must build upon these efforts and continue them year-round if we hope to reduce the incredible number of lives lost to suicide.
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.
nView Health Declares Mental Health Month a Time for Action
Company leaders call for meaningful dialogue and concrete change that can put the country on a path to repairing our broken mental health system.
Mental healthcare thought leaders, including nView Health‘s own Chief Medical Officer and Founder Thomas Young, MD, have witnessed first-hand how our healthcare system fails to accurately identify and properly diagnose individuals who need behavioral health assistance. And in the minority of instances where a patient is correctly diagnosed, our healthcare system then fails to adequately support them.
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.
2020 HILL DAY #hilldayathome
Breakout #3 - Telehealth During COVID: The Pros, Cons and Next Steps (DESCRIPTION)
We go beyond just a recap of allowances and new billable telehealth services across the health payer spectrum and focus on the pros and cons of a fully virtual treatment system. We are in the midst of a transition to virtual visits and telehealth that is affecting providers and clients alike. What does expanded telehealth mean for providers and businesses, as well as clients and family members in need of services? Can we expect to fully return to pre-pandemic life and if not, how can we prepare?