Just when you thought it was time to get back to regular in-person get-togethers, workshops, events, and meetings! Enter the Delta Variant, which is spreading rapidly throughout the US. Although we’re all still taking cautious steps forward towards more frequent in person meetings, many people have found that the use of telehealth and tele-mental health services actually work extremely well. In fact, research has found that online therapy can be very effective at treating anxiety, depression, and trauma — and there is no difference in patient satisfaction whether therapy is online or in-person. For either format of therapy, the outcomes are better.
In 2019, before the pandemic, only about 11% of people across the United States used telehealth services (Bestsennyy et al., 2020). Just a couple of months into the pandemic, telehealth usage grew significantly to 46% (Bestsennyy et al., 2020).These services allow people living with cancer to connect with doctors and mental health professionals via a computer, smartphone, tablet or the telephone, lessening the risk of exposing immunocompromised individuals to COVID-19.
The following are some key benefits and resources:
Gilda’s Club Westchester provides free support activities and resources for those of all ages living with cancer, as well as their family and friends. For more information, contact (914) 644-8844; firstname.lastname@example.org or visit