How Telepsychiatry Can Help
Mental health issues can make life unbearable for the people who have them. Mental health is much more than a diagnosis. It's your overall psychological well-being. Good mental health doesn’t just mean you don’t have a mental illness. It means you are in a state of wellbeing where you feel good and function well in the world.
Few of us would argue that mental health should be low on our priority list. In theory, we know it matters, but then reality takes over. Deadlines dominate. We’re too tired. The kids get sick. We get lost in the vortex of our screens, to name a few.
Whatever the circumstances we are in, taking care of your mental health can mean seeking professional support and treatment at the right time. Telepsychiatry services could mean taking those right steps towards improving your emotional health on your own. With professional help from online mental health services, most of these people enjoy improved life quality. Most importantly, mental health services save lives, while improving the outlook for people who may feel hopeless and lost.
Western Australian media have published warning over the shortage of professional psychiatrists and psychologists in regional WA for years and the inability to cope with the demands of the referrals received for mental health support. Moving towards a better understanding of the importance of mental health treatment; Telepsychiatry has grown rapidly in recent years to help. Equipped with software to video call with patients online, telepsychiatry can reach a wider geographic region and meet the demand. A psychiatrist in another state or in a metro area could now potentially treat a patient living hundreds of kilometres away in a rural shortage area.
Telepsychiatry makes mental health services more accessible and convenient to patients in need. One of the biggest advantages of online mental health support across all medical specialties is accessibility for all patients: patients who are recuperating at home, patients whos’ anxiety prevents them from leaving home, patients who lack adequate transportation, and those who live in rural, remote areas can be now reached by connecting to the internet. Telepsychiatry enables them to access treatment.
For many, however, help never comes. They either fail to seek it, lack access or aren’t aware of available services. If you believe you may be suffering from a mental illness or if you know someone who is, take positive steps toward recovery by contacting Epsychiatry for mental health professionals today.