Online Behavioral Health Services in Arkansas
Are you struggling with your own emotional well being? Are you concerned about the mental health of a loved one? You're not alone.
Data from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for Arkansas indicates that over 450,000 in the state – approximately 15% of the population – have a diagnosed mental health condition. The precise number is certainly higher when the number of residents who have not received an official diagnosis is accounted for. Furthermore, an estimated 40% of adults report having symptoms of anxiety and depression. Grievously, Arkansas youth are on a more concerning path as the mental health consequences they have experienced (and will experience) due to the COVID-19 lockdowns will reverberate for years. The Behavioral Health Barometer for Arkansas reports that over 15% of those aged 12-17 have experienced a Major Depressive Episode (MDE) which is higher than most other southern U.S. states which average just over 12%. One comparison to other U.S. states in the Kindbridge service area is of added concern – the traditional lack of access to adequate help. NAMI reports that an estimated 47% of all residents live in a community that does not have adequate access to mental health professionals. That barrier to proper care is similar to that of our own home state of Tennessee.
And therein lies the motivating force behind Kindbridge Online Behavioral Health Services.
In an area where almost 1.5 million people don’t have proper access to mental health professionals, Kindbridge recognized that something had to be done. Our organization has carefully selected mental health professionals from the Southern U.S. to provide immediate counseling and therapy. Those in need no longer have to wait to receive help. Kindbridge has created a welcoming and safe virtual environment where you and/or loved ones can start upon the road to recovery and receive full support along the way.