Telemedicine May Provide Rural Abuse-Counseling Solution


On this West Virginia Morning, in rural parts of the Ohio Valley, qualified therapists are sometimes hours away from people who need help. That’s a problem in cases of sexual assault and domestic abuse, when such services can be a lifeline. Mary Meehan, with the Ohio Valley ReSource, visited a rural clinic in Wyoming that’s using telemedicine to connect with survivors of sexual assault.

This story was supported by the Solutions Journalism Network. The Ohio Valley ReSource is made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

Also on today’s show, dozens of people gathered in the New River Gorge during the weekend to participate in the annual spring eagle survey. Roxy Todd was there, as 35 eagles were spotted.

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