The importance of treating Mental Health Virtually

Updated: Mar 23

The Cohen Veterans Network discovered that 25.8% of people have waited more than a week for the right mental health care. Mental health takes over everything in your life, without the proper and timely treatment you may not be able to go to work or even get out of bed in the morning.

Having access to affordable and quick treatment means that poor mental health does not have to rule your life. With the emergence of TeleHealth, hopefully, people can gain affordable treatment. 25% of people have had to choose between daily necessities and paying for mental health care, within today’s society this should not even be a question.

Mental health care should not have the power to discriminate based on time, access and money. Most people do not have hundreds of pounds to spend on therapy or have the time or access to travel somewhere. 46% of people either know someone who has or has had to travel more than an hour to get to and from recent mental health appointments. Most people can’t take hours out of their day to travel to therapy, and this doesn’t even start the conversation on whether people can afford a train or bus to get there or even have access to a car. This cuts out a significant portion of people who need help but simply do not have the means to get it.

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