How Telehealth Services Can Help Keep You Sane During The Pandemic

Posted By: on March 26, 2020
Telehealth Services during Coronavirus pandemic

The term ‘telemedicine’ was originally used to describe medical assistance given over the telephone, such as Dial-a-Nurse line. Nowadays, however, the term telehealth is more widely used to include a variety of electronic systems that deliver medical advice or counseling sessions online, such as live video communication, apps, and live messaging via text.

In the midst of the current Covid-19 pandemic, the general advice is not to attend medical care facilities in person unless you absolutely must, such as in the case of an emergency, since social distancing is recommended to help stop the spread of the virus. If you’re experiencing what you suspect to be mild symptoms of Covid-19 or any other illness, then governments are advising that you try tele-health services as a more efficient and safe way of receiving initial care.

For many people, the virus is having a significant effect upon their mental health, too, and our counseling services are offering (as we’ve always done) online sessions to try and ensure that those individuals struggling to cope with the mental health side effects of the pandemic have access to the help and guidance they need.

Fears about the spread of Covid-19 can cause anxiety in some individuals who may not usually feel such a way or can worsen mental health conditions in those already suffering from anxiety or depression.

There’s so much information available to us about the spread of the virus, and around the clock, too, that it can be hard to ignore the constant updates even when you try to. This makes establishing a safe ground between acknowledging the facts and acting in accordance with government guidelines, and rushing headlong into a panic-stricken state, ever harder to achieve.

If you’re struggling to cope with the way in which you’re feeling in response to the pandemic, please speak to a professional who can help you to regulate your thoughts and feelings, and teach you some coping mechanisms to ensure that you remain as physically and mentally well as possible until the situation becomes less dire.

Naturally you may feel reticent about attending any local facilities in person – and they may have closed their doors to the public anyway – so why not try an online therapeutic counseling session? Chat to your chosen counselor from the comfort of your own home, where you can talk just as openly and calmly as you could from their office.

If you have regular appointments with a counselor, or whether you want to begin talking to a trained and sympathetic ear to help you cope during these difficult times, we are now offering a range of telehealth services, so you have no need to be alone or to feel that you have no one to talk to during periods of quarantine or isolation.

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