If we can use apps to order dinner and video chats to stay intouch with family—we can use new technology to keep eachother healthy.” So commented Prime Minister Justin Tru-deau in May when he announced $240.5 million “to develop,expand, and launch virtual care and mental health tools tosupport Canadians,” in response to the COVID-19 pan-demic. That week, the Ontario government committed itselfto enhancing e-therapy options, particularly for those strug-gling with the stress of the pandemic, and the British Colum-bia government promised $5 million to support virtualmental health care. These commitments follow others madeby governments across North America, affecting compensa-tion and regulations and—ultimately—practice. With somuch political enthusiasm and pandemic reality, is mentalhealth care having a digital moment?COVID-19 pandemic has changed health care delivery,including mental health care services around the world.Consider:At the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health(CAMH), the largest psychiatric hospital in Canada,virtual care visits increased from approximately 350per month to almost 3,000, an increase of over 850%,from March to April 2020. Kaiser Permanente, the largest managed care organi-zation in the United States with 12 million plan mem-bers, now delivers 90%of its psychiatric carevirtually. In a newPsychiatric Servicespaper, Uscher-Pineset al. surveyed 20 American psychiatrists, finding thatall of them changed to fully virtual practices becauseof the COVID-19 pandemic, though most hadn’t usedtelepsychiatry previously. Apps and other forms of online care have grown morepopular; for example, Talkspace, which offers textmessages and therapy sessions, reports a 65%increase in clients since the pandemic started. Even communication apps such as WeChat andWhatsApp have been used to provide counseling.