According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 5 American children have a diagnosable mental, emotional or behavioral disorder in a given year. However, in contrast to the prevalence of mental health, there is a decided lack of available care. Teenagers are particularly vulnerable as they are one of the most reluctant groups to come forward with their problems and the most
Online CBT program supporters – their training and experiences
The supporter component of internet-delivered interventions (IDIs) is strongly advocated as increasing the likelihood of positive outcomes for users (Richards & Richardson, 2012). Implementing supported interventions however, is not always possible due to lack of resources or the availability of trained therapists. In light of this, the field is seeing a rise in graduate level and even volunteer
Shortage of Behavioral Health Professionals in Rural U.S.
Rural America is facing a shortage of doctors, particularly specialists. In every state, there are more medical professionals in urban and suburban areas than there are in rural counties. Only about 9% of the nation’s physicians practice in rural communities. A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and reported in Big Think, examined how mental health care professionals
Dublin, October 10, 2018. At 2pm on World Mental Health Day 2018, we have hit the 200,000 users mark! Given the incredible growth rate over the last 3 years, with 40,000 users in 2016, 100,000 users in 2017, and 200,000 users in 2018, this is an incredible testament to all who deeply believe in and who have shaped SilverCloud Health.
Empower Rural People to Manage Behavioral Health, Reduce Stigma
People living with behavioral health problems can sometimes feel like they shouldn’t need to see a specialist. They feel that behavioral health issues should be dealt with in private. This harmful stigma is most prevalent in rural communities and with older individuals. Stigma is a powerful barrier preventing rural residents from accessing mental health services and acknowledging the need for
How Digital Health Solutions Can Help Rural Communities
Rural America is changing. With a lack of residents to support large hospitals, an aging population, increasing drug problems, plus a number of other unique issues, communities and providers are turning to telehealth in order to provide comprehensive and accessible healthcare for people living in these communities.
Online Cognitive Behavioral Therapies to be Rolled out Across Wales
LONDON - 31st July, 2018 - Global health company, SilverCloud Health has been awarded a contract with Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB), the first health board in Wales. The deal comes after PTHB successfully secured funding from the Welsh Government through the Efficiency Through Technology Fund (ETTF) for a national Online CBT Therapies programme. Initial rollout plans have focused on the
Space from Money Worries Interview with Dr. Thomas Richardson
Boston, July 18, 2018 - SilverCloud Health is excited to announce the launch of our new program Space from Money Worries, a product designed to help break the link between financial difficulties and poor mental health. To know more about the program, we interviewed Thomas Richardson, Clinical Psychologist and accredited Cognitive Behavior Therapist who contributed to the development of the Space