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How Is The Boom In Telemedicine Helping Mental Health Patients In Idaho?

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Over the last eight months, we’ve talked often about the mental health issues that folks are experiencing during the pandemic. Many people are accessing mental health care for the first time during COVID-19, using video chat and telehealth options that weren’t as widely available before. 

Telehealth in general has boomed due to COVID-19, but when it comes to mental health, how has getting treatment over a screen worked? According to Madelyn Beck with the Mountain West News Bureau, reviews are mixed. 

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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!
Madelyn Beck is Boise State Public Radio's regional reporter with the Mountain West News Bureau.