St. Joseph’s Villa has partnered with Insight Telepsychiatry to bring telepsychiatry services to our Crisis Stabilization Unit, a therapeutic setting that diverts children in mental health crisis from unnecessary hospitalization.
Why is this partnership important?
Telepsychiatry provides a medium designed to help children better express themselves, and thereby help families discover what will help them prevent future crises. “Kids are used to Skyping, but they can be intimidated by adults. Children can relate to them better through a TV screen, which provides them a layer of safety and protection,” says Craig Hedley, the Villa’s Director of Community Partnerships.
Click here to find more about the CSU and telepsychiatry in the full story on the InSight Telepsychiatry website.