Top 4 Reasons for Emergency Telehealth with Mental Patients

The main challenge within the mental healthcare field is determining when a mental condition is an emergency, either physically or mentally. The GD e-Bridge mobile telemedicine app facilitates communication that is immediate and secure to experts in the field for on-site treatment.

This alleviates unnecessary transportation to the emergency department and gets the patient to the proper treatment method quicker.

Behavioral health is becoming an increasingly established subset of the wider telehealth industry. Over 20% of Americans suffer from mental illness. In 2016, more than half of the 44.7 million adults in the United States with mental illness, and approximately 35% of the 10.4 million adults in the U.S. with serious mental illness, did not receive mental health services.