One of the most dominant areas of demand for telehealth is mental health. Personal Collective Health Alliance Managing Director Rob Havasy and Cloudbreak Health CEO Jamey Edwards […] discuss the perils and potential of virtual care for behavioral health.
Building Back Equitably: 4 Ways to Address Mental Health Inequities Magnified by the Pandemic, and Ensure Access to Care
Understanding how to build back equitably after the pandemic requires gathering the appropriate data and being responsive to the groups who were hardest hit by pandemic-related distress.
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Even as technological changes transform many aspects of daily life, the treatment of mental health disorders, which affect approximately 97 million people worldwide1, has remained largely unchanged for decades. Despite the shift to telemedicine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health treatments are still primarily delivered in face-to-face settings and rely heavily on psychopharmaceutical interventions.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of being able to provide mental health support without face-to-face contact. The pandemic has also served as an awakening for many, as it has highlighted just how strained many traditional mental health support services are. This article explores a Canada-based texting service that aims to connect individuals in Saskatchewan to support services. This app may spark ideas in aspiring app developers looking to improve the mental wellbeing of others.
As we welcome in 2022, we look forward to a new and exciting year of collaboration. Through all the challenges of the pandemic, the ability to continue to work together and learn from each other has been a strong constant. It is one positive upon which we can – and must – continue to build.
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Mobile Phone-based Interventions for Mental Health: A Systematic Meta-review of 14 Meta-analyses of Randomized Controlled Trials
Mobile phone-based interventions have been proposed as a means for reducing the burden of disease associated with mental illness. While numerous randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses have investigated this possibility, evidence remains unclear. This review aims to clarify the conflicting findings from meta-analyses to date and provide a summary of the efficacy of mobile phone-based interventions in supporting mental wellbeing.
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A Digital Human for Delivering a Remote Loneliness and Stress Intervention to At-Risk Younger and Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Randomized Pilot Trial
Loneliness is a growing public health issue that has been exacerbated in vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 pandemic. Computer agents are capable of delivering psychological therapies through the internet; however, there is limited research on their acceptability to date.
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The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had an immense impact infecting 10 million individuals and claiming 500,000 lives globally as of 1 July 2020 (1). The rapid spread was largely enabled by the onset of the outbreak in Wuhan city just prior to the Lunar New Year season, a peak period in travel to and from China (2).
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A Text Messaging Intervention (StayWell at Home) to Counteract Depression and Anxiety During COVID-19 Social Distancing: Pre-Post Study
“Social distancing and stay-at-home orders are critical interventions to slow down person-to-person transmission of COVID-19. While these societal changes help contain the pandemic, they also have unintended negative consequences, including anxiety and depression.”
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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives. Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful, producing strong and sometimes overwhelming emotions in adults and children. Public health actions such as social distancing are…