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Virtual Mental Health and Outreach

Virtual mental health is a broad term referring to all of the technology-mediated ways that mental health services are delivered. This includes telephone and videoconferencing services, web-based interventions (also called internet interventions), and interventions using mobile devices and/or wearable sensors (often referred to as e-health).

Telemedicine refers to the use of video-visits to provide or assist in the provision of patient care. Telepsychiatry is the specific practice of psychiatry via video visits.

Telemental health is the use of videoconference to provide mental health assessment and treatment at a distance (Hilty et al. 2013).


TeleMental Health Overview