What is Telemental Health?


Telemental Health is part of ‘Telemedicine.’ Telemedicine is a word you hear more often, or even for the first time, since the advent of COVID-19. It refers to the delivery of health care by means of technology, rather than a 1-1 physical interaction. ‘Health’ refers to disease and injuries, physical and mental. And ‘Health care’ includes diagnosis, treatment, prevention, research, evaluation and the education of health care workers.

‘Telemental Health’ is therefore, part of Telemedicine. Furthermore, Telemental Health is also ‘Distance Therapy or Counselling,’ ‘Remote Therapy or Counselling,’  ‘On-line Therapy or Counselling’ and similar. Therapists deliver Telemental Health services in various formats.Read more