With the National Council for Behavioral Health Conference behind us and Mental Health Month coming to a close, we are excited to see awareness and momentum building all around us. There is now a national conversation happening about the need for expanded mental health services. Even more compelling is the focus on the perils of inaction.
Last week, USA Today began a new online series they will publish in the coming months focusing on “the human and financial cost that the country pays for not caring more about the 10 million Americans with serious mental illness.” Reporter Liz Szabo writes that mental illness costs the country $444 billion a year while 40% of adults diagnosed with serious mental illness receive no treatment.
We’re seeing the impact of proactive strategies here at Telecare. This month we’re sharing some particularly encouraging outcomes from our Care Coordination Pilot Program, operated in partnership with Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) in Care Coordination: Making an Impact on Multiple Levels:
- Care coordination case study
- Video of Charles's personal experience as a client at IEHP
We’re happy to tell you more about the model if you’re interested. Just email me and let me know.
In other news, we're expanding our services to Ardmore, Oklahoma, with a new geropsychiatric program at Mercy Hospital Ardmore.
All the best,
Faith Richie, SVP of Development, Telecare Corporation