Top 4 Reasons for Emergency Telehealth with Mental Patients

Behavioral health is becoming an increasingly established subset of the wider telehealth industry. Over 20% of Americans suffer from mental illness. In 2016, more than half of the 44.7 million adults in the United States with mental illness, and approximately 35% of the 10.4 million adults in the U.S. with serious mental illness, did not receive mental health services. The main challenge within the mental healthcare field is determining when a mental condition is an emergency, either physically or mentally. The GD e-Bridge mobile telemedicine app facilitates communication that is immediate and secure to experts in the field for on-site treatment. This alleviates unnecessary transportation to the emergency department and gets the patient to the proper treatment method quicker.

Source: Telemental

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