Oftentimes, dire circumstances have the power to inspire incredible solutions. Such solutions can deliver some unexpected benefits. Both of these outcomes are coming to bear during the COVID-19 pandemic and its ensuing quarantines. Thanks to social distancing, teletherapy has become the go-to option for mental health counseling. These advances inspire a sigh of relief among many Americans struggling with anxiety disorders. Teletherapy may be a fallback option for some. For anxiety sufferers, it’s an ideal scenario.
There’s a good reason why so many health experts urge you to step away from your devices. Unchecked, the "smartphoning" of our culture can have some negative impacts on our minds, bodies, and interactions. Yet, there are times when our digital technology delivers us some beneficial support.