Online Behavioral Health Services in Pennsylvania
Are you struggling with your own emotional well being? Are you worried about the mental health of someone in your familial or social circle? It may feel like it at times, but you're not alone..
Data from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for Pennsylvania indicates that nearly 1.8 million adults in the state have a diagnosed mental health condition. That’s approximately 14% of the entire population – higher than that of its neighbor New Jersey. In addition, approximately than 40% of adults in PA report having symptoms of anxiety and depression.
What’s more distressing, is that youth in Pennsylvania are headed for a similar fate, and likely worse given the longterm mental health ramifications of the COVID-19 lockdowns. To date, almost 100,000 young Pennsylvanians between the ages of 12–17 are living with diagnosed depression. While any number is too high, that statistic is terrifying for parents and parents-to-be. Further, little is being done as over 57% of this group did not receive any care in the last year. A vicious cycle is being perpetuated. Youth are entering adulthood with foundational problems that will echo into their post-secondary lives.
Moreover, traditional mental health concerns in the state such as anxiety, stress, and depression have been compounded by another new threat. When the U.S. Supreme Court lifted the ban on online sports betting in 2018, PA was among the first to allow all forms of gambling (brick-and-mortar and online). Soon after in 2019, PA ranked 15th among top gambling-addicted states. As of 2022, they have moved up to the No. 12 spot.
It’s the aforementioned lack of access to adequate help has been particularly troubling. NAMI reports that an estimated 13% of all Pennsylvania residents (over 1.7 million people) live in a community that does not have adequate access to mental health professionals.
This is where Kindbridge Online Behavioral Health Services steps into the picture. We’re here to provide the help that people, households, groups, organizations, and educational institutions in Pennsylvania need.
Our organization has carefully selected mental health professionals in PA 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 embark upon their road to recovery and receive full support along the way.