Online Behavioral Health Services in Missouri
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 Missouri indicates that over 1 million in the state – approximately 16% of the population – have a diagnosed mental health condition. The actual figure is decidedly larger when the number of residents who have not received an accepted diagnosis is accounted for. Furthermore, an estimated 39% of adults report having symptoms of anxiety and depression. Missouri is also unfortunately unique when compared to other U.S. states. For instance, the Missouri Veterans Commission recently reported that Missouri leads the entire nation in veteran suicides. Sadly, Missouri’s next generation is also on a concerning path. The mental health outcomes they have experienced (and will experience) as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns will continue for years. The Behavioral Health Barometer for the state reports that almost 16 percent of those aged 12-17 have experienced a Major Depressive Episode (MDE). which is one of the highest rates in the southern USA. A comparison to other states in the Kindbridge service area is also worth examination – the barrier to access to sufficient help. NAMI reports that 31% of all residents live in a community that does not have adequate access to mental health professionals. While that barrier to therapy is less dire than that of our own home state of Tennessee, which is at 46%, it compounds a clear call-to-action.
Herein lies the origin of Kindbridge Online Behavioral Health Services.
In a region where almost 1.9 million people don’t have proper access to mental health professionals, Kindbridge pinpointed 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 put off getting help. Kindbridge has designed a welcoming and safe virtual environment where you and/or loved ones can begin the road to recovery and receive comprehensive support along the way.