Although the shortage of therapists is still a reality, providers can use expanding technology to offer more mental health services without increasing the load of therapists.

The pandemic drastically changed the way mental health is covered by insurance. Unlike previous years, when many companies overlooked the need for mental health benefits, today employers and health plans are expanding coverage for issues like depression, stress and anxiety.

And for good reason. The rate of depression has tripled since the pandemic began, impacting one in three Americans, while anxiety has jumped from 7.4% of adults in 2019 to 37.2% in 2021, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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