Innovative Program a Game Changer in Mental Health Treatment
December 31, 2016
Mental health issues effect a multitude of Americans, with approximately 42.5 million adults suffering from some form of mental illness each year, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Such conditions include depression, bipolar disorder, and PTSD. Data compiled by the SAMHSA has also revealed that approximately 9.3 million adults in the US experience serious mental health issues which can inhibit everyday activities.
Although mental health issues continue to affect millions of Americans, progress in mental health care has been incremental. A major contributing factor is that mental health care research has been underfunded when compared to research for the treatment of other health issues. The National Institutes of Health spends $1.4 billion on mental health research annually, with $5.21 billion being spent on cancer research each year.
Mental health research is underfunded, however ground-breaking progress has been made by Prevail Health, an innovative health care technology company. People struggling with mental health issues have a new cost-effective method of treatment available to them through Prevail Health. The mental health treatment system uses newfangled technology that was tested through a randomized control trial at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center and was funded by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation. The program has yielded incredible results. Prevail Health has received funding from the National Science Foundation and its renowned mental health program is currently being used by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help veterans in need.
Prevail Health has been helping veterans conquer their mental health issues through the VA, and has expanded this service to help all people looking to improve their mental health. Through iPrevail, people seeking help can anonymously join a support community and gain access to a complete online treatment plan.
Prevail Health’s treatment program is effective and affordable. If you are looking to improve your mental health or are just looking for someone to talk to, get started here.