Category: Holistic Mental Health

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...

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 Telehealth Mentioned in Article as a ‘Women-Led’ Business
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Encounter Telehealth Mentioned in Article as a ‘Women-Led’ Business

Encounter Telehealth was mentioned in an article published by CrunchBase News which discusses diversity in startup businesses in Nebraska. Invest Nebraska’s program director, Matt Foley, is quoted in the article saying: “Starting by looking in the mirror, we recognize as the leading investor in the state we must strive to be a leader in this...

Anti-Psychotic Drug Reduction
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Anti-Psychotic Drug Reduction

Encounter Telehealth has conducted an analysis of 40 partner skilled nursing facilities in Iowa, and we are proud to announce a 6.7% drop in anti-psychotic drug use among skilled nursing facility patients between 2015 and 2018 in Iowa, alone. The analysis shows the percentage of anti-psychotic drug use among facilities in 2015, prior to working...

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Encounter Telehealth Mentioned in Silicon Prairie News Article

Including an interview with Encounter Telehealth’s President and CEO, Jen Amis. “Omaha-based Encounter Telehealth provides behavioral healthcare services to underserved communities and patient populations through a secure, HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform.” –SPN Newsroom, June 14, 2019 To read the full article, please visit: http://siliconprairienew.com/2019/06/encounter-telehealth-pairs-patients-with-providers-for-psychiatric-care/ Photo by Marc-Olivier Jodoin on Unsplash

Mental Health Crises
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Mental Health Crises

At Encounter Telehealth, we believe it is vital to have immediate access for mental health crises. Our friends at Happy Happy Vegan have compiled an international list of Mental Health Helplines, Suicide Hotlines, and Depression Advice Centers. If you are experiencing a mental health crises, please reach out to one of these facilities immediately: https://happyhappyvegan.com/suicide-hotlines-list/...

Self-Care for Caregivers: Tips for Staying Healthy and Avoiding Burnout
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Self-Care for Caregivers: Tips for Staying Healthy and Avoiding Burnout

Image from Pixabay.com If you’re providing care for a loved one, you’ve probably been raised to be unselfish, to put the needs of others ahead of your own, and to care for those who need help. Oftentimes, caregivers are predisposed to think of others first, so much so that they often neglect their own basic...

How to Improve Sleep Quality
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How to Improve Sleep Quality

In Matthew Walker’s 2017 book “Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams,” Walker says that two-thirds of adults in developed countries get less than the recommended eight hours of sleep a night. At least 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. More traffic accidents are caused by drowsy driving than drunk driving...

Depression Sub-types and Treatments
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Depression Sub-types and Treatments

As we’ve written before, no two people have the same experience of a mental illness. What people don’t realize is that illnesses such as depression may appear in many different forms, many of which have similar symptoms.   If you feel sad or empty, have trouble concentrating or sleeping, and symptoms last for two weeks...