Sadly, as much as apps like TalkSpace might offer ways for people with no local therapist to find one to work with online, they still suffer from this very basic issue:
“The underlying problem of access — the fact that there simply aren’t as many therapists as there are people who need therapy — has not been solved by therapy apps so much as papered over. “
Remote therapy offered help to some folks, and might even work for some people, but there just aren’t enough therapists. We can’t magically make them appear overnight, so we definitely need to do more within our own communities, and with each other as support one another and fill in some of the blanks while people wait for a professional.
Maybe, that’s a good reason to educate yourself about mental health?