Skype your shrink: How telehealth is helping combat rural isolation

Rural and regional Australians have had trouble seeking help for mental health issues due to distance - but telehealth is now bridging this divide.

A Monash University study found country people have three times less access to mental health services than those in the city.

Telehealth companies like GP2U are helping combat isolation and the stigma associated with mental illness. More than half of their specialists are psychiatrists.

Telehealth is now booming thanks to medicare rebates and the rollout of the nbn™ network.

 


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