School districts across the country struggle with finding the time, money and resources to take care of the many needs of students entrusted to them. As the mental health crisis grows in our schools, the need for innovation in mental health care expands with it.
The demand for therapists in our country has more than doubled in the last three years, as more students, families and teachers recognize their need for mental health services. This dynamic is expected to continue well into the future.
School districts are designed for learning. And while there has been an effort to expand mental health services in schools, implementation continues to lag far behind.
In a school district with 1,000 students, providing effective mental health services would require five new hires, with three of those being Licensed Mental Health Professionals.
Integrity Telehealth offers a solution that meets the challenges of school-based mental health. This involves addressing three major issues: