Headlines that Show Us How Bad our Mental Health Systems Are

Headlines that Show Us How Bad our Mental Health Systems Are

Both articles tell the stories of people who can’t get the mental healthcare they need, and both dig into some of the political decisions that have caused this. Both also demonstrate how complicated the issue is and how much damage is being done behind the scenes by some of the same leaders who claim to support mental health.

They don’t. There are a lot of political and industry leaders who benefit from the status quo. Many people are also left behind due to a lack of affordable care. Those patients, their families, loved ones, and society pay the price when mental healthcare is lacking. It doesn’t have to be this way. It will take more than words to fix it.

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Consider The Time of Day When Scheduling Therapy

Consider The Time of Day When Scheduling Therapy

Let me acknowledge this first, as soon as I saw the headline of this article, I immediately thought, “who gets to choose what time of day they go to their therapy appointments? You take whatever you can get!”

Is There A Best Time Of Day For Therapy? Here’s What Therapists Say

That’s not wrong. On the other hand, I think there are some good points to consider when you choose, if you have a choice, about the time of day.

Is Online Therapy Dying?

Is Online Therapy Dying?

Even though some companies might have gotten this all wrong, we still have the same issues we’ve had with mental health services that we’ve had for years. It’s too difficult for too many people to access. Technology can help eliminate some hurdles preventing people from getting help. That is worth doing when it’s done right. Those services can and should go away when it’s not done right. The fact that many are indicates that chasing money is not the way.

That shouldn’t ever be the way. It doesn’t mean online therapy itself is a bad idea, though. We must be careful to get it right.