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Telemental health: A public mental health perspective 

Telemental health: A public mental health perspective
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Telemental health: A public mental health perspective
Author(s):

Maryann Waugh

, Matthew Mishkind

, and Jay H. Shore

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198792994.003.0056
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date: 19 January 2021

Telemental health is a term for health care that leverages audio and video telecommunications technologies such as video-teleconferencing, computers, mobile devices, the Internet, telephones, and broadband connectivity to provide mental health services across time and physical distance. Telemental health has the capacity to make a significant and positive impact on public mental health by its ability to not only increase access to care, but also more effectively tailor mental health services to individual or community-wide healthcare needs. This chapter describes ways that telemental health is currently being used to impact mental health promotion, prevention, and treatment, summarizes the evidence base for these applications, and highlights some practical considerations for providers and systems implementing this newer virtual care delivery system.

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