The need for mental health treatment is on the rise across the United States. The societal burden associated with mental illness is staggering, with significant loss of life, loss of productivity, financial costs, and medical comorbidities. Therefore, increasing access to healthcare services relates not only to healthcare equity but also to economic considerations and to societal wellbeing. Nowhere is this more pervasive than in the U.S. correctional setting.
Led by Dr. Hossam Mahmoud, Medical Director at Regroup and Dr. Omar Elhaj, Sr. Consulting Psychiatrist at Regroup, this webinar focuses on how integrated telepsychiatry can be utilized in the correctional setting.
In this webinar they discuss:
- Current situation of the existing mental health shortage
- Advantages and limitations of utilizing integrated telepsych in the correctional setting
- How other correctional organizations are using telepsych to address their mental health needs