Telehealth For Teens
Telehealth is virtual healthcare, usually done over a phone call, video chat, or text message. Telehealth can be used for certain types of doctors, but is quite helpful for therapy. This can be a very useful tool for teens for a number of reasons, as it is an effective form of treatment. Some feel more comfortable and natural communicating over the phone. Being in the comfort of their own home can alleviate some of the stressors and possible embarrassment or shame of going to an office. Others may not drive or have somebody to take them to their appointments, so it can be more practical to do it from home. Telehealth is especially useful during the COVID-19 pandemic because their mental health treatments are not being stopped in this extremely stressful time.