Online Mental Health Services
Mental illness can be crippling, and reaching out for help can be one of the hardest things to do. Luckily, mental health services like therapy and psychiatrist appointments are becoming available online.
Benefits of Online Mental Health Services
Online mental health services offer a variety of benefits compared to in-person mental health services.
No Need to Leave Home
The biggest benefit to online mental health services is that you don’t need to leave your home. Some mental illnesses can be crippling, and the thought of going to an appointment with a stranger is overwhelming.
Additionally, some people in rural areas have no nearby mental health services. People with physical limitations may also find it hard to leave home for treatment.
With online mental health services, you can have a phone or video appointment with a lisenced therapist or psychiartrist. That helps remove one barrier to accessing mental health services.
Mental health services can be extremely expensive, and some insurance plans don’t cover mental health services. Since online mental health providers don’t need to pay for office space, they can charge less for their services. Online mental health services are often much more affordable than in-person mental health help.
With online mental health services, you can have the appointment whenever and wherever is comfortable for you. There is no need to take extra time off work to drive across town.
People in rural areas or who have a hard time leaving their home especially benefit from online mental health services. Online mental health services are available to people who may not otherwise get the help they need.
Unfortunately, there is still a lot of stigma surrounding mental health and getting care for mental health issues. With online mental health services, nobody needs to know you’re getting help; not even strangers in a waiting room.
Easier to Open Up
These days, most of us spend much of our lives online. As a result, it can be easier to open up to somebody on a screen than in person. There may be less worry about feeling judged when you’re not in the same room with someone.
Make an Appointment Now
Now with PlushCare, you can have an online appointment with a psychiatrist. If they think you would benefit from an antidepressant or other psychiatric medication, they can send an electronic prescription to your pharmacy.
Getting started is easy. Just click here or call (888) 726-4082 to schedule a phone or video appointment.
It really is that easy to have an online appointment with a psychiatrist and get the medication you need. Dealing with mental illness is hard enough without having to drag yourself to an office appointment. If you have more questions email us at [email protected].
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Read More About Online Mental Health Services
- How to Speak to an Online Psychiatrist
- Mental Health Counseling Online
- Online Psychiatrist Prescription
- Signs of Depression
- Depression Treatment Online
- Anxiety Treatment Online
- Very Well Mind. Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Therapy. Accessed on August 14, 2019 at https://www.verywellmind.com/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-online-therapy-2795225
- American Psychological Association. What Is Telepsychiatry? Accessed on August 14, 2019 at https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/what-is-telepsychiatry