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4 Top Mental Health Challenges: Behavioral Health Experts Weigh In

Sep 30, 2021 / by Holly Wilson


nView recently hosted "The Second Pandemic of Mental Health: An Expert Panel Discussion." This webinar, which is now available as an on-demand recording, brought together behavioral health experts for a discussion about the current challenges and opportunities around mental health. The panelists were Dr. Hansa Bhargava, Dr. Josh Spitalnick, and Sherry Farrugia.

The program was hosted by nView Health and moderated by Dr. Tom Young, a board-certified family physician, and chief medical officer and founder of nView.

The following is an excerpt from the webinar that provides the panelists' responses to the first four questions asked by Dr. Young. It has been edited for length and clarity.

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The Role Employers Should Play in Mental Health Assistance

Aug 27, 2021 / by Holly Wilson

It’s a well-known fact that employee health is directly related to employee productivity and job satisfaction. However, as the second pandemic of mental health emerges, the mental health of employees has become a top concern for 85% of employers, according to a September 2020 survey.

Supporting data from multiple sources, including the CDC, Mental Health America, and Kaiser Family Foundation, speak to the impact COVID-19 has had on employees’ mental health.

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WEBINAR: Second Pandemic of Mental Health

Aug 25, 2021 / by Thomas Young, MD

Now Available: Recording of 'Second Pandemic of Mental Health' Webinar

A recording of "The Second Pandemic of Mental Health: An Expert Panel Discussion" is now available for viewing. 

The program, hosted by nView Health, brought together behavioral health experts for a frank discussion about challenges and opportunities around mental health. The panelists were Dr. Hansa Bhargava, Dr. Josh Spitalnick, and Sherry Farrugia.

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Press Release: 'Second Pandemic' Webinar

Jul 27, 2021 / by Holly Wilson

nView Health Hosting Mental Health Expert Panel for 'Second Pandemic' Webinar

ATLANTA, July 27, 2021 – nView Health will be hosting several of the nation's leading behavioral health experts for a panel discussion on August 17 from 4:30–5:30 EDT.

The complimentary program is titled "The Second Pandemic of Mental Health: An Expert Panel Discussion." The panel will explore the challenges facing healthcare providers in meeting the increased needs for mental healthcare; the effects of the pandemic, particularly on underserved communities; and how technology can accelerate progress.

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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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Challenges and Opportunities for Mental Health: Q&A With Hansa Bhargava, MD

May 20, 2021 / by Holly Wilson

Hansa Bhargava, MD, is a staff physician at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, senior medical director with WebMD, and chief medical officer at Medscape Education. As a thought leader in innovation, mental health, maternity, and pediatrics, Dr. Bhargava often speaks on using current digital footprints to elevate data and education to help disparities, opioid addiction, and mental health.

She is currently on the board for the Emory University Global Health Institute and Christopher Wolfe Foundation and is an executive member of the committee on communications and media for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Statistics in Children’s Mental Health

Sep 30, 2020 / by Thomas Young, MD

Untended behavioral health conditions in children exert a toll on them and on society.

TODAY’S CHALLENGES

There are growing numbers of children and adolescents with mental health issues. While a higher number may be identified than in the adult population the actual number receiving adequate care is still low. Covid-19 has increased the number of anxious and depressed kids and teens enormously and will continue to impact them for years to come.

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WEBINAR REPLAY: Mental Healthcare in Rural America

Aug 12, 2020 / by Thomas Young, MD

Closing the Gap: Meeting the New Demand for Mental Healthcare in Rural America

How are rural healthcare providers addressing the sharp increase in demand for access to mental healthcare expertise?

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Free Webinar hosted by nView Health & Azalea Health

Aug 7, 2020 / by Thomas Young, MD

Meeting the Demand for Mental Health in Rural America – Virtually

Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis began, mental illness continues to wreak havoc on rural communities across America. How are rural healthcare providers addressing the sharp increase in demand for access to mental healthcare expertise?

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PRESS RELEASE: Sharpen Providing FREE Mental Health Resources

Apr 6, 2020 / by Kristi Stovall

Sharpen Providing FREE Mental Health Resources to College Students via Mobile App in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

Depression and anxiety affect college students at a higher rate than the general population and the new quarantine guidelines make their lives even tougher

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