Over the past few decades, there's been an increase in free, publicly available virtual mental health resources, including online programs and smartphone apps. This includes asynchronous virtual mental health (AVMH) resources, that is, online supports that do not involve direct contact with a mental health care provider in real time. AVMH resources play a critical role in helping people access mental health supports while following public health recommendations for physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Researchers conducted a study to find out to what extent people living in Canada used AVMH resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read this EENet Research Snapshot to get a brief, clear language summary of this research articles.