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Mental healthcare even more important during coronavirus

Therapists are struggling to adapt their profession.


This week, Gov. Charlie Baker pruned the regulatory thicket surrounding telehealth because of the coronavirus crisis, but some therapists say the mental healthcare system, which was overburdened before the coronavirus, still has barriers that prevent practitioners from adequately responding to needs during an emergency that is exacerbating patients’ existing mental health problems, and causing new stresses.


Greg Stoodley opened a private therapy practice in Natick three weeks ago. He has five patients, but last week, most of them canceled because of fears about the spread of the new coronavirus.

Read the full article at the MetroWest Daily News