Author: Amanda Rigsby

May Brings Mental Health Month and Nurses Month
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May Brings Mental Health Month and Nurses Month

Mental Health Month and National Nurses Month are coinciding this May, and at a very appropriate time. Nurses and other healthcare workers are making enormous sacrifices during the COVID-19 pandemic, including their mental health. Encounter Telepsychiatry, a division of Encounter Telehealth LLC, partners with senior care facilities across the country. We have seen, firsthand, the...

Encounter Providers’ Guide to Managing Stress and Anxiety
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Encounter Providers’ Guide to Managing Stress and Anxiety

2.5 million Americans reside in assisted living and nursing facilities across the country. All are under lock-down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As expected, the residents are experiencing heightened stress and anxiety due to removed visits from friends and family, reduced activity, and alterations to their living situations. However, the staff in these facilities are...

Encounter Made The Tech Tribune’s list of  “2020 Best Tech Startups in Nebraska”.
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Encounter Made The Tech Tribune’s list of “2020 Best Tech Startups in Nebraska”.

Encounter Telepsychiatry, a division of Encounter Telehealth, LLC, is honored to be included among the list of 2020 Best Tech Startups in Nebraska by The Tech Tribune. Many factors were considered in deciding which startups would be commended, including (but not limited to): Revenue Potential Leadership Team Brand/Product Traction Competitive Landscape Encounter Telepsychiatry addresses a...

COVID-19 and Telehealth
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COVID-19 and Telehealth

With tensions mounting during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an overwhelming demand for clinical resources. Telehealth is providing a unique solution in the prevention and management of coronavirus, and helping to ease the unspoken side effects. Current Events On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. With worldwide cases surpassing 130,000,...

Telehealth Brings Mental Healthcare to Farmers and Rural Communities
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Telehealth Brings Mental Healthcare to Farmers and Rural Communities

As mentioned in our previous article about the growing mental health for farmers , Encounter Telehealth knows first hand the stressful nature of the farming lifestyle. Located in the heart of Omaha, we work closely with rural farming communities. Many of our partner staff and patients come from farming families, and have been agricultural workers,...

Burnout Among Healthcare Workers
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Burnout Among Healthcare Workers

The World Heath Organization (WHO) has recently catalogued Employee Burnout as “a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed”. Not only is burnout real, but it’s also now classified as an official workplace syndrome, or “occupational phenomenon”. WHO characterizes burnout by three dimensions: Feelings of energy depletion or...

Mental Health Concerns Growing Among Farmers and Ranchers
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Mental Health Concerns Growing Among Farmers and Ranchers

There is a growing mental health epidemic among the farmers and ranchers of America. Due to environmental conditions, trade politics, reduced workforce, and financial stress we are seeing higher rates of depression and anxiety among agricultural workers. CATTLE RANCHERS 2019 has been a trying year for cattle ranchers across the Midwest. The Bomb Cyclone ravaged...

McKnight’s LTC News Published Encounter Telehealth Guest Article on Loneliness
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McKnight’s LTC News Published Encounter Telehealth Guest Article on Loneliness

McKnight’s Long Term Care News published a guest article written by Encounter Telehealth’s Randy Beckett- Vice President of Geriatric Psychiatric Services, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC. In the article, Randy discusses the effects of loneliness on aging health, and how therapy and telehealth can help. Loneliness was recently dubbed “the silent killer”, and recent reports suggest...

Telehealth Serves America: Part IV, Millennials
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Telehealth Serves America: Part IV, Millennials

How telehealth is offering the future of healthcare to the future of America. The United States Census Bureau defines Millennials as anyone born between 1982 and 2000. Millennials account for one quarter of the nation’s population and account for the population with the highest rates of mental health concerns. In this article, we are going...

Encounter Featured in “2020 Best Tech Startups in Omaha”
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Encounter Featured in “2020 Best Tech Startups in Omaha”

The Tech Tribune included Encounter Telehealth in their list of “Best Tech Startups in Omaha” for the third year in a row. Many factors were considered in deciding which startups would be commended, including: Revenue Potential Leadership Team Brand/Product Traction Competitive Landscape Encounter Telehealth addresses a growing demand for psychiatric services in rural areas by enabling...

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