What are evidence based resources for telehealth treatments for serious mental illness?

Telehealth offers numerous tools and evidence based approach to connect with patients via synchronous (e.g., live video calls) and asynchronous (e.g., delayed messaging) that can increase access to care for those with SMI. There is strong evidence that video based telehealth is effective across all serious mental illnesses (depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia related disorders) and emerging evidence around use of newer modalities like smartphones apps. This 2021 guide from SAMHSA offers a thorough review of key evidence, practical guidance around use of these various telehealth technologies, and numerous educational examples based on clinical research and real world examples. For more resources, see the technology resource section here on SMI Adviser for webinars, resources, and more learning opportunities.


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