Telehealth Treatment for Depression
Help for homebound older adults battling depression
Homebound older adults face a higher risk for depression than the general population. The good news is depression is a treatable disease.
That’s why Meals on Wheels Central Texas has teamed up with the University of Texas School of Social Work to provide free, short-term, evidence-based treatment for our clients who are 50 or older.
Mental health counselors will help clients build skills to better manage their depression. Eligible individuals receive one of the following:
- Five sessions of video-conferenced Problem-Solving Therapy (PST);
- Five sessions of video-conferenced Self-care Management Support (SCM);
- Five telephone safety check calls. These clients will receive either PST or SCM after 6-month waiting period.
All services include in-depth, in-home assessment sessions. No prior computer or internet skills are needed to participate and all necessary video-conferencing equipment will be provided free of charge.
Please call 512-628-8708 for more information. This wonderful telehealth treatment program is funded by the National Institute on Health and the St. David’s Foundation.