Online Behavioral Health Services in New Jersey
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 New Jersey indicates that over 1,112,000 adults in the state – approximately 12.5% of the population – have a diagnosed mental health condition. The more realistic figure is even higher when the number of residents who have not received an official assessment are taken into consideration. In addition, more than 42% of adults report having symptoms of anxiety and depression. Even more concerning, is that New Jersey’s youth are on a similar path, possibly worse when the mental health ramifications of the COVID-19 lockdowns are accounted for. The Behavioral Health Barometer for the state reports that an estimated 14% of those aged 12-17 have experienced a Major Depressive Episode (MDE).
Furthermore, given the prevalence of the gaming industry in New Jersey, a number of people suffer from a gambling disorder. According to the Rutgers, nearly 70% of New Jersey residents reported gambling in the past year. Much of this has been spurred on by the recent legalization of online sports betting in the state. Typically, 6% of New Jersey residents have a diagnosed gambling disorder, but that number is expected to be higher by the time COVID-19 has run it’s course. Yes, the health crisis has also increased gambling behavior in the state. New Jersey.com reported that the state’s online gambling sites collected a record $87.5 million in revenue in just one month, during the height of the pandemic.
More concerning, is that there has been a notable lack of access to adequate help. NAMI reports that nearly 40,000 residents live in a community that does not have adequate access to mental health professionals.
Everything addressed above collectively led to the creation of Kindbridge Online Behavioral Health Services. The data speaks to why our integration into New Jersey has become so very important. Our organization has carefully chosen mental health professionals in the USA to provide immediate counseling and therapy. You and/or the people you’re responsible for don’t have to wait to receive help. Kindbridge has created a welcoming and safe virtual environment where clients and patients can take the first step on their road to recovery and receive full support along the way.