In this episode, a look at some of the mental tele-health
options that are in or will be introduced to the healthcare
Next time, and throughout the year I'll show examples of a
virtual mental health service, what it does, the pros & cons and
other items of interest.
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.
SAMSHA Disaster Distress helpline is
for voice and text communication in
English and Spanish. There are also other languages available and
ASL video access is accessible via a smartphone. The SAMSHA
website has a lot of
information about disaster related mental health issues.
National Institute of Mental Health has a downloadable PDF
that gives a
basic description virtual mental health option.
If you don't know where to start but you have to talk to
somebody, there is the NAMI HelpLine that offer support Monday
through Friday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. eastern standard time in the U.S.
Call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), text "HelpLine" to
62640 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.