China lacks psychologists, so businesses fill the mental health care gap

Nov 22, 2021
One entrepreneur is placing her bets on a paid online listening service for women.
In China, online and app-based companionship services have cropped up to address isolation. Above, a man sits alone on his cellphone in Beijing.
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Why people are anxious about returning to the office, and what to do about it

Sep 16, 2021
A therapist's advice for navigating the mental health effects of going back to work.
Not everyone feels emotionally ready to go back to the workplace, according to Amanda Fialk, a licensed clinical social worker.
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CVS expands mental health services as pitch for personalized care

Aug 30, 2021
The service might help lessen the stigma and burden of seeking mental health care, a CVS executive says.
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Substance use treatment goes virtual as people shelter from pandemic

May 12, 2020
Treatment usually involves in-person therapy and group meetings. Now, counselors are trying to adjust.
Treatment centers are pivoting to online counseling to provide services while minimizing risk.
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Business is booming for therapy apps, but what really works?

Apr 15, 2020
The apps promise to match clients to online therapists for as little as $40 a week.
In the era of shelter in place, online therapy has become the norm.
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The high economic toll of mental illness

Oct 10, 2018
Costs are often indirect, such as not being able to work.
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