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National Stress Awareness Month: How can Telehealth Help?

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April is National Stress Awareness Month, but we are all aware that stress isn’t limited to one month a year. As you look for ways to make your life less stressful, consider the use of telehealth services to address your stress with a professional provider and ease the stress sometimes associated with medical appointments. 

How can I use telehealth to directly address my stress? 

When it comes to stress management, telehealth has emerged as a valuable tool, providing efficient and convenient ways to access therapy, counseling and other mental health services. Many people struggle to find the time to attend in-person therapy sessions. Telehealth eliminates these barriers by allowing you to connect with mental health professionals from the comfort of your own home or office. 

If transportation, time away from the office or other issues have been keeping you from making an appointment to address your mental health and stress, setting up an appointment with a provider via telehealth might be the answer for you. 

Because you choose the location where you will conduct your appointment, telehealth offers a great level of privacy and confidentiality. Patients may prefer to discuss their stressors and mental health concerns in a familiar environment, such as their home rather than the doctor's office. Telehealth provides a safe and secure platform for these discussions so you can have open and honest communication with your provider. Telehealth also allows for more frequent and flexible appointments. You can schedule virtual sessions at times that work best for your schedule, making it easier to incorporate stress management into your daily life. 

What other forms of telehealth can help reduce stress? 

Incorporating digital technologies into stress management can take many forms, from something as simple as watching stress relief and meditation videos online, to connecting directly with your health care professional. You can access meditation and wellness apps with ease on your smartphone for a boost of positivity or relaxation. These resources can empower you to take control of your stress and mental health, leading to improved overall well-being.

By leveraging the power of digital technology, we can make mental health services more accessible, affordable and effective for everyone. If you're feeling overwhelmed by stress, consider exploring telehealth options to find the support you need.

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