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To address the issues that impede care, businesses have begun incorporating telebehavioral health solutions into their health benefits packages. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The United States is in the middle of a mental health crisis. One in five Americans is struggling with a behavioral health issue, but access to quality behavioral health care is a serious challenge. In fact, more than 110 million people live in areas where mental health services are severely limited, according to a report by Mental Health America. Oftentimes, people must travel long distances or wait months to see a provider.

Unfortunately, mental health issues can wreak havoc in the workplace. Depression, anxiety, and family and marital issues are rampant, affecting employees’ ability to stay focused, be productive, and maintain a positive attitude. If left untreated, such issues can drag down employee morale, negatively impact the work environment and even lead to substance abuse which can create higher medical costs down the road.

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