Welcome to the Libsyn version of the Anxiety Road Podcast, this is the involuntary journey finding medical, behavioral health, meditation, relaxation and x=the unknown treatment options and resources for people that have anxiety, panic attacks and phobias too.
This is the start to a mini-series about telehealth and
telemedicine options. Starting out with a definition of what
telehealth is, types of provider services including a taste of
virtual mental health care and recourses.
The short version is, per the U.S. Department of Heath and
“Telehealth — sometimes called telemedicine — lets your
health care provider care for you without an in-person office
visit. Telehealth is done primarily online with internet access on
your computer, tablet, or smartphone.”
I think I have that song by David
Bowie on repeat in my head. So many changes are occurring and I
don't know if it is good sense to try to keep up with all of
Some changes there isn't a choice about. We have to be aware
that entrepreneurs are providing medical and mental health
services via software, apps and treatment options.
Not all of the entrepreneurs are coming from a traditional
medical orientation. There is a for profit slicing and dicing about
providing access to care is taking place.
This is nothing new. There has always been stratified
healthcare in the United States.
You have concierge medicine for the very rich and
Metered insurance access for those people that are in a
rapidly compressed middle income space.
And governmental and charity access if you are broke and your
dollar has to stretch around the block.
The growth of telehealth/telemedicine providers is something
we have to pay attention and understand what the impact will be on
our physical and mental health treatment options.
If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention
Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at
1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.
Medline Plus page on Telehealth also provides a bounty of information
about what telehealth is and some of the pros and cons of it.
The National Institute of Mental Health has a two page
brochure with basic description of what is tele-mental care and
some of the pros and cons.
Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and
do not constitute endorsements.
Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with
questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health
This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational
purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a
substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical
advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
About the Podcast
Welcome to the Anxiety Road Podcast, the involuntary journey finding treatment options for people that have anxiety or panic attacks and related disorders.
This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in the podcast is intended to be a substitute for medical or mental health treatment.