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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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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.

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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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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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