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Whether they wanted it or not, the Covid pandemic and corresponding physical distancing requirements thrust behavioral healthcare providers into telehealth. Some providers celebrated the sudden regulatory and policy changes that removed service delivery barriers. Others, says Kristin Neylon, senior project associate at NRI, were far more skeptical. “They were wary

In March 2020, Cooper Yacks, an eighth-grader at The County School in Maryland, was excited for his first day of online school. He went to all of his classes, but by bedtime, he hadn’t finished his homework. “I decided, ‘I’ll do it tomorrow morning,’” he says. The following day, he

Psychologist Stephanie Woodard, senior advisor on behavioral health at Nevada DHHS, says the coronavirus pandemic’s universality has been profound. “Whether that’s directly by the illness or its effects,” says Dr. Woodard, “or indirectly through increased stressors, isolation, job loss, or school closures.” It has forced people to adapt rapidly to