Link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2016/06/30/telemedicine-companies-see-mental-health-as-next-frontier/#7be161c095ac

By Bruce Japsen
June 30, 2016

Telemedicine companies that have been landing a flurry of new contracts with employers and insurers to provide less expensive and more convenient medical consultations with physicians are now adding mental health services for their customers.

MD Live, Teladoc andAmerican Well are among the telehealth firms getting into the business of offering access to psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists via smartphone, tablet and computer as the nation grapples with a rising rate of suicides, opioid addiction and other mental health issues.