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Could the diagnostic effectiveness of mental health professionals be suffering from constant virtual counseling sessions? 


That is a concern for a central Illinois mental health professional who indicates he is seeing a "Zoom fatigue". Tony Kirkman is the Executive Director of the Piatt County Mental Health Center and he indicates while telehealth has been a huge benefit to keeping healthcare workers safe and still providing an outlet for people to seek help, there is a fatigue of the virtual meetings developing.



According to Kirkman, not only are healthcare professionals not able to get a good idea of some of the little things that go on with an in-person meeting, but they are coming away from the Zoom meeting exhausted.



Kirman points out young people have adapted well to the Zoom meetings. He also notes, telehealth continues to fall under the Governor's executive orders, which for now, will be in effect until December 22. 

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