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Touch Deprivation Teletherapy Proliferation

Touch Deprivation Teletherapy Proliferation provokes awareness of the increasing numbers of mental health issues triggered during and post the Covid19 pandemic by exploring how technology can hinder yet help our wellbeing. Humans crave connections in everyday life, whether through touch or technology. Disconnection and touch deprivation makes us crave connection. Fear, isolation, depression, and loneliness rates are soaring. During the pandemic, the Samaritans received one call per minute for help. Individuals with higher social media usage were more than three times as likely to feel socially isolated. Technology services, such as teletherapy, provides a chance to unravel our thoughts, confiding to strangers through technology’s screens in the comfort of our homes.