University of Alabama at Birmingham: Telehealth’s Growth During the Pandemic Expanded Mental Health Accessibility

A study published in the Journal of Counseling & Development found that overall mental health care accessibility took a step forward during the pandemic due to telehealth. The study aimed to understand whether or not patients seeking mental health care services, like therapy or counseling, utilize those same services when switched to telehealth during the pandemic. Researchers found that the shift towards telehealth potentially protected clients from experiencing a disruption in their existing counseling and mental health therapy sessions.

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