Advance Telehealth Consulting Services, LLC and One TeleMed, LLC, USA
Title: Advancing Mental Health with Telepsychiatry & Psychiatric Mental Health nurse practitioners
Biography: Charles Edwards
According to The State of Mental Health in America 2018, 18% (43 million) of adults in the country have a mental health condition (3). In addition, youth mental health is worsening and access to care is limited. In a five-year period, rates of severe youth depression have increased from 5.9% to 8.2%. Over 1.7 million youth with major depressive episodes did not receive treatment. To meet the need for mental health services, providers would have to treat six times as many people than providers in the states where there is a lower prevalence of mental illness and higher rates of access to care. These problems experienced in the U.S are also evident in mental health across the globe (4).