Mental Health Technology Evolves to Support Remote Workers & Working Parents
By Christy Traupe
The stresses and needs generated by the pandemic have only exacerbated the shortage of mental health practitioners and other resources.
Between work-from-home orders and school or daycare closures, many parents stay home with their children all day, every day. This makes in-person appointments extremely difficult, thus increasing the gap between mental health needs and treatment received. This widening gap itself is generating new worries and stress.
Working parents are juggling childcare, becoming teachers of their children, and holding their jobs and finances together. Beyond all this, parents are trying to assess both the short- and long-term harm to their children due to their social isolation. Whatever their family status, all employees who have adapted to perform virtually every aspect of living, working, and functioning from home are now experiencing loneliness and isolation.
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