Capitalizing on videoconferencing and Internet opportunities, a Texas A&M University-led team is providing mental health services to rural residents who might not otherwise have such vital assistance because of their remote locations.
Called “Telehealth,” the program is operated by the Department of Educational Psychology in Texas A&M’s College of Education and Human Development in cooperation with other Texas A&M and local government health entities. It is the first program of its kind to be supported by a community group. For those of us interested in developing community-sponsored programs then, this program could offer a viable model. It uses videoconferencing equipment and a secure Internet connection with a television-speed refresh rate. More