Spotlight on Virtual Mental Health Care

About the Program

In “Spotlight on Virtual Mental Health Care” we explore how mental health care’s urgent pivot to new technologies fared during the pandemic’s critical stress test.

Through interviews with expert clinicians and researchers, we will explore the fast-developing landscape of virtual mental health care — its advancements, and its challenges. How well are telehealth options replacing in-person care? How is access improving for some people with socio-economic challenges, and where has the digital divide gotten worse? How did the relaxation of HIPAA and other medical information laws affect patient privacy? How has the pandemic accelerated the integration of virtual care tools, like mobile apps, into clinical care? What needs to happen to preserve improvements and further reduce barriers to access?

Call to Mind’s Spotlight programs explore an emerging area of understanding in mental health. Produced quarterly, Spotlight programs aim to illustrate new knowledge and understanding to empower people to engage with in their personal and public well-being. All Call to Mind programs are produced with a focus on identity representation.


One hour

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Preview available: July 23, 2021
Promo spot available: July 23, 2021
Program rundown available: August 11, 2021
Date content will be uploaded: August 11, 2021


Broadcast Window

August 13, 2021 - September 30, 2021

Broadcast Rights

Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before October 1, 2021. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

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Kimberly Adams

Kimberly Adams is the host of Call to Mind’s Spotlight mental health programs. She covers mental health, politics, business and the economy for American Public Media from Washington, DC, where she also serves on the Board of Governors at the National Press Club. Before moving to DC, Kimberly was a Cairo-based journalist reporting on the political, social, and economic upheaval in Egypt following the Arab Spring. Her work aired on multiple networks in the United States, Canada, the UK, Germany, Hong Kong, and elsewhere.

Kimberly identifies as a Black woman (she/her).

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