Mental Health Awareness

Healthy Workplace

Create a Healthy Workplace Culture that Values Mental Health

At innovaTel, we understand the importance of fostering a work environment that our employees and clinicians can thrive in. Working in the behavioral health field also makes us more aware of the effect that a work environment, good or bad, can have on an individual. With the conversations about mental health becoming less taboo, there …

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Mental Health & Primary Care

Mental Health Screening & Treatment in Primary Care

October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month. This month we reflect on the importance of early intervention and the positive effect it can have on a patient’s long-term well-being. In addition to screening, there are further opportunities to integrate mental health treatment into primary care via collaborative care. While collaborative care is something …

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Suicide Awareness Month

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Reflection & Increasing Access to Care

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a time to share resources and have conversations in an effort to shed light on this stigmatized topic. Suicide Rates in America While the rate of suicide is highest in middle-age white men, a steadily growing number of young people are dying by suicide. This past June, a …

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Health Center

National Health Center Week: The Positive Impact innovaTel Partners Have on Their Communities

National Health Center Week: The Positive Impact innovaTel Partners Have on Their Communities August 11th-17th is National Health Center Week. The goal of National Health Center Week is to create greater awareness of Health Center programs, the work they do and how they do it. innovaTel partners with community health centers across the country to …

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Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Prescribing of Controlled Substances via Telemedicine

A lively discussion took place this morning regarding the anticipated Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Registration Rule for the prescribing of controlled substances via telemedicine. This conversation was hosted by the District Policy Group, in collaboration with Alyvant, the American Telemedicine Association, the Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL), Healthy Women and the Men’s …

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Mental Health Awareness

Expanding Access to Care Through Telepsychiatry

innovaTel had the opportunity to write this guest blog post for the Patrick J. Kennedy website for Mental Health Month. The post on Patrick J. Kennedy’s website  can be found here.  How Telepsychiatry Can Effectively Address Disparity in Care Amidst the Opioid Epidemic and Increasing Suicide Rate Guest blog post by Jonathan Evans, President and …

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Eating Disorders - How innovaTel Telepsychiatry Clinicians Help Patients Heal

Connection Between Perfectionism & Eating Disorders

How Our Clinicians Help Patients Heal Despite Modern Day Pressures National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is observed this week February 25th thru March 3rd. At innovaTel Telepsychiatry, our behavioral health clinicians specialize in a variety of subjects including eating disorders and understand just how difficult and nuanced the treatment can be. This month we reflected …

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Mental Health Stigma

Changing the Conversation & Stigma Around Suicide

To Change the Conversation, We Must Have the Conversation To achieve this goal, we must have difficult conversations about suicide with the members of our families and community. Conversations about suicide often focus on the hopelessness that a person is feeling and remain negative, rather than focusing on the prevention and healing. However, it is …

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Opioid crisis

One must-do fix for addressing the opioid epidemic

Fifty-six years ago, President John F. Kennedy challenged our country to land on the moon, which led to technological breakthroughs improving health, including the CAT scan and programmable pacemakers. Today, we should embrace new technologies to improve mental health and treat addiction with the same sense of urgency. In fact, the final recommendations of the …

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