Online Behavioral Health Services in Kentucky
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 Kentucky indicates that nearly 750,000 adults in the state – approximately 16% of the population – have a diagnosed mental health condition. The factual number is even higher when the number of residents who have not received an official diagnosis is taken into consideration. In addition, approximately 44% of adults report having symptoms of anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, Kentucky’s youth are headed for a similar fate. The Behavioral Health Barometer for Kentucky reports that over 12% of those aged 12-17 have experienced a Major Depressive Episode (MDE). These concerning numbers are fully expected to grow as data is collected to account for the COVID-19 pandemic along with social unrest in the state. While the statistics are not so different from the other U.S. states counted in the Kindbrdge service area, it’s the traditional lack of access to adequate help that is especially troubling. NAMI reports that an estimate 70% of all residents live in a community that does not have adequate access to mental health professionals. That’s strikingly higher than in our own home state of Tennessee, where over 45% are without proper care.
And therein lies the origin of Kindbridge Online Behavioral Health Services.
In a region where nearly 3.2 million people don’t have proper access to mental health professionals, Kindbridge recognized that something had to be done. Our organization has carefully chosen mental health professionals from the Southern U.S. to provide immediate counseling and therapy. You and/or the people you care about don’t have to wait to receive help. Kindbridge has created a welcoming and safe virtual environment where one can take the first step on their road to recovery and receive full support along the way.