- Sep 2020
First, let’s figure out how you’re going to pay for it. If you don’t have insurance (or even if you do), there are resources available to you at no cost. Consider looking into Federally Qualified Health Centers, community-based centers that offer care including mental health and substance use services
Even trying to figure out what my starting point was too much - but being able to use a service like that to help connect me was really important.
The coronavirus pandemic has created a paradox in mental health care: Widespread social distancing means that more people are in need of support for anxiety and depression, and that more of those resources are harder to access in person. The past several weeks, though, have wrought a change in the national mental health care landscape — a big shift of services and social safety nets from face-to-face meetings to virtual ones.
there are also some concerns around the safety and privacy of some of the online health providers.
If they require a video call - high speed internet access can be a limiting factor.
Some people may not be able to get the privacy that they need to take a call without a spouse or family member around.