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Mental Health Care is On Screens For Good Now, Let’s Get Ready

Mental Health Care is On Screens For Good Now, Let’s Get Ready

Update: 2021-05-17
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The American mental health care system has had some very fundamental problems for a while now: there are too few therapists, way too few psychiatrists, and it all adds up to not enough people getting the care they need. With COVID, the system needed to make some rapid changes that might go a long way to addressing the problems. 

Dr. Anthony Sossong is a psychiatrist and he does a lot of work on telehealth platforms. He says the technology has been in place for a while and even though there are some glitches, the necessity of long-distance psychiatry has brought some gifts. Doctors can see more people, which is especially important in underserved communities. 

Chet Wisniewski, an online security and privacy expert, joins us with a look at the app side of behavioral health. He examines the fine print on apps like Talkspace and reveals the personal information you give up for the convenience of hand-held therapy. 

We also hear about the ups and downs of the new online mental health world from some of our listeners and learn a bit more about Preshies, the new online mental health discussion group that we started.

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Mental Health Care is On Screens For Good Now, Let’s Get Ready

Mental Health Care is On Screens For Good Now, Let’s Get Ready

Chet Wisniewski, Dr. Anthony Sossong