How can telepsychiatry help during COVID-19?
Right now, most Americans are stuck inside their homes, while the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues across the U.S. and worldwide. Normal business functions have, for the most part, shut down indefinitely. Many people, however, need services beyond food and water. Staying mentally healthy during these difficult times is one of the most challenging parts of the entire ordeal, and also one of the most important. The field of telepsychiatry allows individuals who are subject to shelter-in-place orders to get the mental health services they need without having to risk physical proximity near other individuals.