DEMYSTIFYING IN SOLIDARITY MENTAL HEALTH DISPARITIES
Healing Open Wounds Foundation is committed to providing quality services and solutions to the mentally challenged in underserved communities.
Healing Open Wounds Foundation’s vision is to demystify in solidarity the mental health disparities in underserved communities. Healing Open Wounds Foundation has partnered with well-rounded, clinically exceptional psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals to realize this vision. Together we will offer unwavering clinical services to a wounded community. Healing Open Wounds is dedicated to enacting a positive change in minority mental health, offering a viable alternative and cultivating an environment of healing from the inside out.
Healing Open Wounds Foundation’s operates in the context of a solution to an ongoing, ever increasing unresolved disparity in quality mental health treatment in minority disadvantaged communities.
Mental Health and Covid-19
Despite the growing needs for quality mental health services amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic . The health care system in Georgia ranks as the second worst in the country
The uninsured rate in Georgia is the third highest in the nation, with 13.4% of adult residents lacking health insurance. In addition, Georgia ranks among the states with the fewest number of health professionals per capita at 145 mental health providers per 100,000 residents (fifth lowest), and 66 primary care doctors per 100,000 residents (10th lowest).
Post COVID-19 pandemic, Burnout and depression are well-known risks, yet funding for Georgia mental health services is facing dramatic cuts in the 2023 state budget. Current levels are unacceptably low, and further reduction will mean hardship for thousands of Georgians affected by mental illness and their families. Our service can make a difference in helping the mentally challenged in our community. We hope to accomplish this through providing mental health treatment, mentoring, educational opportunities both within and outside our institution, and in an environment that promotes inclusivity and personal well-being.
Healing Open Wounds is inspired by:H.Con.Res.134 which Expressed to Congress that there should be established a Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month to enhance public awareness of mental illness, especially within minority communities. Whereas mental illness is one of the leading causes of disabilities in the United States, affecting one out of every four families in America and victimizing both those with the illness and those who care for and love those afflicted; Whereas according to the National Alliance for Mentally Ill (NAMI), the direct and indirect costs to the workplace resulting from mental illness total over $34,000,000 annually;
“Stigma is one of the main reasons why people with mental health problems don’t seek treatment or take their medication,” Campbell said. “People of color, particularly African Americans, feel the stigma more keenly. In a race-conscious society, some don’t want to be perceived as having yet another deficit.”(Bebe Moore Campbell)
Your gift means we can bring hope to the 1 in 5 Americans living with a mental health condition. For a small donation you can helps us screen someone for a mental health condition before a point of crisis. Together we are fighting smarter, better, and harder than we ever have before. Without your donations those in need would not have the opportunity to seek the help they need. Thank you for your support.
Healing Open Wounds Foundation is a proud partner with Toys-For-Tots this year. Together we will bring joy thousands of children, who may not otherwise have that special toy that they will remember for the rest of their life. We will be distributing of 5000 toys this year and we can’t be more elated to have been given this amazing opportunity.
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