World Mental Health Day will be held on Monday, 10th October 2022. It is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy.
Mental health is a growing global crisis, one that has been made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of people in the US are affected by mental illness each year with one in five American adults experiencing mental illness. There is never a more important time to look after your mental health and well-being than now.
This World Mental Health Day – October 10 – the message is simple: 'Make Mental Health & Well-Being for All a Global Priority.'
In a 2021 Coviu study conducted with 1000 participants, it was revealed that 48% of people who suffered from mental health challenges did not seek professional help. In addition, it was shown that 55% of them would be more likely to seek mental health support if they could access it via telehealth.
In the US, one in 20 American adults experience serious mental illness each year, and one in six American youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder. In addition, 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24, with suicide being the second leading cause of death among people aged 10-14.
In a recent survey conducted by CNN Health, nearly six out of 10 American adults who say their mental health is fair or poor, have not been able to get the care they required. For those who have gone without help, the most common reasons were being too busy or unable to take time off work, as well as being unable to afford the cost, and are too afraid or embarrassed to seek care.
Coviu seeks to provide access to patients that can't always access Mental and Behavioral Health Practitioners and services in person, through our virtual care telehealth engagement platform. Through both options of video and audio-only telehealth, it has never been easier to access your telehealth appointment.
Coviu provides consumers with choice, easier access, and convenience making it less daunting to reach out for help. Patients do not need to worry about bumping into someone they know or getting dressed when they don't feel like getting out of bed. Telehealth gives patients choice and the stats speak for themselves.
Coviu is proud to support a number of Apps and Tools to enable Mental and Behavioral Health Professionals to conduct clinical sessions via telehealth including:
Pearson Clinical Assessments
Coviu has partnered with Pearson Clinical to integrate the digital stimulus books of commonly used assessments into Coviu's telehealth platform.
Available on Coviu, are the following Pearson Behavioral Health assessments:
The digital stimulus books are embedded within the Coviu call, allowing you to display the stimuli without leaving your window. You and your client can see each other's cursor movements over the stimulus book, enabling you to direct the client's attention. When the client selects a response, an annotation with numbers indicates the order of responses.
Assessments conducted through Coviu ensure a standardized environment that modifies the client's interface and reduces the risk of distraction. A growing number of studies support the claim that Pearson assessments delivered over a virtual care model are comparable to in-person assessments.
Behavioral and Mental Health Assessments
Coviu has integrated a number of commonly used Behavioral and Mental Health Assessments which you can administer directly from your Coviu call.
The assessments currently available include:
Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS-21) - Designed to measure the negative emotional states of depression, anxiety, and stress.
Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) - Designed for the presence and screening of the severity of depression.
General Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) - A valid and efficient tool for screening and measuring the severity of generalized anxiety disorder.
Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10) -10 item screening questionnaire highly useful clinical measure of psychological distress.
Each of these tools is $2.50 per month, per account for unlimited usage on Coviu with the exception of the DASS-21 which is free for unlimited usage.
Sneak Peak of the Behavioral Health Assessments in Coviu.
Mental Health Tips
Exercise increases well-being and helps reduce symptoms of common mental health concerns.
Eating a nutritious diet is great for both physical and mental health.
Connect With Others
Go out for coffee or a meal, see a film, go to a dog park! Reach out to your neighbors and community.
Do Something you Enjoy Each Day
Do things that make you feel physically and emotionally comfortable. Engage in activities that make you feel safe and calm.
Limit Media Consumption
Choose how often you engage with news and social media and make sure to consume sources that are trustworthy and factual.
Keep to a Routine
Exercise, sleep, chores, work.
Get an Early Night
Getting enough rest is the foundation for protecting your mental health.
Be Kind to Yourself
Allow yourself extra grace if your productivity and motivation are impacted.
Maintain PerspectiveRemind yourself of things you're grateful for and things you have learned.
Talk to trusted friends, and your family, or reach out to your GP.
Mental health is important, so help us celebrate World Mental Health Day and, 'Make Mental Health & Well-Being for All a Global Priority.'
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