Virtual Hugs? –

July 15, 2020 – “It’s a good idea because it helps reach people who have challenges getting treatment,” said Scott Rasmus, executive director of the Butler County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Services Board. “Right now, the majority of our clients, between three-quarters to 80%, are being treated through telehealth.” Those challenges include transportation to obtain treatment as well as coronavirus COVID-19 fears of contracting the potentially deadly virus en route to or at the treatment location, he said. Rasmus said it can be helpful to the client and the therapist, who might also have concerns about contracting COVID-19.

“Adults can do therapy as long as they are comfortable with the setting,” Rasmus said.



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