The reports continue to be as troubling as ever, and experts expect the news and data to get worse as we learn more about the more lasting effects of the past 18 months. Based on the data currently available, which dates back to 2019 and before the pandemic, we all need to understand that mental health is going to become an even more serious problem than it has been in the past. Not only will people be seeking help with Orange County mental health challenges, but the problem will grow in prevalence across the planet.
SoCal Empowered is an inpatient mental healthcare provider, and we’ve worked successfully both with those who sought Orange County mental health help and with people from across the United States. Below we’re going to present some data to help provide some perspective on the prevalence of the need for inpatient mental healthcare and what you can expect us if you contact our team for help.
How Bad Is It?
To answer the question immediately above, we really don’t know for sure at this point. We do know what the mental health picture in the United States looked like in 2019, but as mentioned, a lot has happened since then that has directly affected the overall state of mental health across the world.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in 2019:
- More than 13 million adults in the United States were estimated to have suffered from what is termed, “Serious Mental Illness,” or SMI.
- 13 million adults represents more than five percent of the entire adult population.
- Adults between the ages of 18 and 25 showed the highest prevalence of SMI.
In terms of obtaining mental healthcare, the statistics were daunting as well:
- More than 4 million people with SMIs in 2019 did not receive mental health services.
- Females were much more likely to receive mental health services than males.
- The percentage of adults between 18 and 25 showed the lowest percentage of people who sought mental health help while suffering from SMIs.
Young Adults Are Hurting
As you can see above, people between the ages of 18 and 25 not only suffer from serious mental illnesses more often than others in the adult population, but they also seek mental health help the least. That doesn’t minimize the problems faced by the other age groups, but it does shine a light on things that need to be done.
We’ve already discussed how insurance coverage works for mental health purposes, and we encourage you to review that information. In addition, SoCal Empowered is unique when it comes to Orange County mental health facilities in that we offer several different payment options and other forms of flexibility with regards to payment. Beyond that, however, we’d like to offer some insights into what you can expect if you find yourself seeking inpatient mental healthcare.
Contacting an Inpatient Mental Healthcare Facility
For these purposes, we’re going to focus on what you can expect when you contact our team at SoCal Empowered. We’ve been serving as an Orange County mental health services provider to people who suffer from all different types of mental health challenges, but we treat everyone who contacts us in a similar manner.
The first thing you should understand before you even contact us is that there is absolutely nothing to worry about in terms of being judged or, as some people think about it, exposed. We treat every conversation with the utmost in confidentiality, and we understand fully that those who need Orange County mental health services are suffering from a disease.
We are going to listen to what you have to say instead of trying to get through some type of script or message. That’s because every person is different, every case is different and every set of needs is different. Some people we talk to may need inpatient mental health care, while others may need some other type of help.
We Will Steer You in the Right Direction
Perhaps the most important thing you should keep in mind when you contact us if you think you need Orange County mental health services is that we will help you, even if we are not the best fit for helping you. What we mean is that we talk to people from all walks of life from all over the map, and not all of them are in need of inpatient mental healthcare. Some people would be best served by outpatient care while others would be helped with regular counseling sessions.
Regardless of your specific need, we’re going to make sure that even if we can’t help you, we’re going to work to find a resource for you that will be able to tackle your problem. That’s unique in the mental healthcare world, but our bottom line is a bit different in that we’re most concerned with helping those who need it. If we do that right, then the fiscal bottom line will take care of itself.
We Will Help With the Legwork
Finally, one of the reasons that people tend to shy away from inpatient mental healthcare is that they are concerned about all of the “red tape” and “legwork” that they think they’ll need to deal with before they can get the help they need.
Once again, that’s not an issue with SoCal Empowered. When you talk to us and if we think you’d benefit from our Orange County mental health services, we’ll secure the appropriate documentation and take care of talking with your insurance company.
Before you commit to anything, you’ll know what’s covered, as we don’t want anyone coming to see us who may be concerned about what unknown factors may be facing them when they complete our program.
We want to work with people whose minds are as clear and free from distraction as possible, as the people we help already face enough challenges. Our hope is that everyone who stays with us is ready to deal with their mental health conditions head-on, as that’s going to give them the best chance for a successful result.
Get Started Now
If you or someone you love is suffering from a mental health challenge, then you need to deal with this problem as soon as possible. Much like with any “physical” disease, the problem is only going to get worse the longer you wait.
Now you know what to expect when you contact us. We’re here to listen, we’re here to help and we’re here to make sure you find the resources you need to recapture the happiness that everyone deserves in life. Contact us today to get started.