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#023: Rural Telehealth: Transforming Child Mental Health

Explore the mental health crisis among youth with Billy West, CEO of Daymark Recovery Services, a leading not-for-profit community behavioral health provider in North Carolina. Serving over 50,000 individuals annually across 38 locations, Daymark addresses mental health and substance use issues. Billy discusses the post-COVID-19 mental health landscape, challenges faced by children, social media impacts, and struggles within the social welfare system. He highlights Daymark's use of telehealth to bridge gaps in rural areas, their role in schools, crisis care approach, support for parents and children, and insights into funding challenges and policy changes needed to improve mental healthcare accessibility.