Many routine but important medical services today are far more convenient to obtain than they were a generation ago. Home pregnancy tests, personal blood glucose test kits, and flu shots at retail pharmacies are examples of health care functions that once required a visit to the doctor. Phone and tablet applications are allowing consumers to monitor everything from calorie intake to vital signs. Nurses, nurse assistants, and pharmacologists provide services once reserved for physicians.
So how could these types of conveniences transfer to mental health services?