This is a challenging time, and everyone needs to do their part. In a pandemic, demand is high for psychological services, including crisis intervention.
My colleagues and I have been working hard to maintain continuity of care while rapidly adapting to Telehealth.
If you choose not to keep an appointment, it is your responsibility to communicate this so others can access psychological services in a timely manner.
If you ignore requests to confirm your appointment, you are harming community mental health by reducing access for others in need. In this time of massive stress and change, let’s all consider the greater good.