May is the time when we look at the mental health problems that are affecting the nation. Mental Health Awareness Month helps us realize that we have quite a ways to go when it comes to taking care of the mental health of us and people around us. Whether we are having problems with ourselves, a family member, or anybody in our lives, talking to an online counselor can help.
With that said, some people don’t want to see a therapist in person. That’s why online options have been growing in popularity. Here are some reasons why online therapy has been growing in popularity.
Everyone Has a Way to Communicate
It used to be that a cell phone was a luxury item. Nowadays, most have the ability to take out their phone and communicate with a professional.
People communicate in different ways too. Some people love to talk with their own voice, while others express themselves via text. Some like a video conversation. Online counseling offers all three of those, and odds are, you have a device that can perform every option possible. Most have service that allows for an online video call. No longer do you have to deal with stuttering video or a dropped call.
You Can Find a Better Fit
There are many therapists out there, and not every therapist is a good fit for you. Some therapists can be great at their job, but their style just doesn’t click with you. You may have preferences with age, gender, or type of therapy they offer. In real life, there are fewer options, it seems. When it comes to online therapy though, there are a lot more options and more ways to be matched up with a therapist who is right for you.
Therapy on Your Schedule
With 24 hour jobs and people who make their own schedules, a traditional therapist’s hours are sometimes not doable. Online therapy allows you to be matched up with a therapist who has plenty of experience and can talk to you on your schedule. This is great for people who work odd hours or college students who just can’t seem to find enough time in the day. We say to try that and see how it works for you.
We understand that some people need help right now. Maybe they are having a massive panic attack and need a professional to remind them how to calm down. Perhaps they are having an argument with their spouse and need someone who can deescalate the situation. No matter the reason, life doesn’t allow you to wait until the next day. Online therapy can connect you with a therapist who can calm you down or help you recover when you’re at your weakest, which is always important.
Therapy at All Levels
There are online therapists for everyone. People who just need someone to talk to, people who have mild depression, and even people who have severe mental health issues can benefit. There are different therapists for all levels of mental illness, and they provide various techniques that can help you when you’re at your most vulnerable.
If you are dealing with a mental health problem, talking to a professional and receiving the right kind of help is the most important thing you can do. We cannot stress that enough. Talk to a counselor, either in person or online, and see how you can deal with all the problems life throws at you.
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is being held in a small cell with a steel door at a federal medical detention center about 40 miles outside the city, a federal official said Saturday.
Federal Medical Center Devens spokesman John Collauti described the conditions under which 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was being held in the Ayer facility after being moved there from a hospital Friday.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was injured during a police chase in which his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, also a suspect in the bombing, was fatally wounded.
John Collauti said in a telephone interview that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is in secure housing where authorities can monitor him. His cell has a solid steel door with an observation window and a slot for passing food and medication.
The spokesman wouldn’t discuss specific details related to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, but said that typically medical workers making rounds each shift monitor the inmates. He said guards also keep an eye on some cells with video cameras.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is being held in a small cell with a steel door at a federal medical detention center about 40 miles outside Boston
Also, inmates in the more restrictive section do not have access to TVs or radios, but can read books and other materials, he said.
“Really this type of facility is fully capable of handling him and it’s not that much of an inconvenience because it’s more or less business as usual,” John Collauti said.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he was controversially treated just yards from the wards containing many of his victims.
His new home is part of the minimum security facility on the decommissioned Fort Devens U.S. Army base.
It treats federal prisoners and detainees who require specialized long-term medical or mental health care.
It has been referred to in the past as “agreeable” and “fairly pleasant”.
It is designated as an administrative facility, which means it has inmates from different security classifications, from white-collar criminals to mobsters and sex offenders.
The medical center currently houses 1,000 inmates with 124 in a minimum-security satellite prison camp. It costs around $157 for each inmate per day.
According to its website, these minimum security prison camps, have dormitory housing, a relatively low staff-to-inmate ratio, and limited or no perimeter fencing.
They are usually work-and-program oriented and inmates help serve the labor needs of the larger institution or base.
Former NYPD officer William Masso, former New Jersey assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt and one time Underworld mafia boss John Franzese, 96, are currently inmates there.
The medical center inmates are often allowed to leave the facility to see outside specialists and for tests and medical procedures not available in the medical center.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons is focused on preventing rehabilitation by encouraging inmates to participate in a range of programs that have been proven to reduce repeat offending.
The level of security which Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be held under depends on his changing circumstances – because he is a pretrial inmate – and he has no set protocol at this time.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will have access to medical and dental care, and the prison’s handbook states that inmates have the right to a healthy, nutritious diet, as well as information about staying healthy while behind bars.
He admitted to his role in the attacks to the FBI this week – but apparently clammed up when finally read his Miranda rights.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had been communicating with law enforcement officials by writing on a pad after suffering an injury to his throat during the frenzied manhunt for him which renders him unable to talk.
However, the moment he was read his rights on Monday – which as a citizen of the United States entitle him to the constitutional right to remain silent and seek a lawyer – Dzhokhar Tsarnaev stopped communicating.