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Online Counseling Makes Mental Healthcare More Accessible Than Ever
Image by Unsplash It’s more important than ever that mental health care be made as affordable and accessible as possible. People shouldn’t avoid getting the help they need because it’s too expensive, or because psychiatrists and therapists in their area are all booked up. Or because dealing with the red tape of the traditional health care system is too stressful. Luckily, innovative online counseling platforms like Cerebral are revolutionizing the mental healthcare industry by making it dramatically easier for people to get the quality care they deserve.
As you probably could have guessed, the coronavirus pandemic and the measures enacted to combat it have taken an unprecedented toll on mental health. According to the CDC , 40 percent of all U.S. adults have experienced adverse mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression. But the numbers are way higher for young people. An astounding 75 percent of people between the ages of 18-to-24 have reported at least one adverse mental health symptom during the pandemic, while the number stands at 52 percent for people between the ages of 25-to-44.
Unfortunately, traditional mental and behavioral healthcare, where you sit face-to-face with a doctor or psychotherapist, is not an option for a lot […]