Healing Open Wounds Foundation’s vision is to ultimately improve the mental health care provided to under privileged members in our “community” and beyond (local, state, regional/national, including veteran) by way of acquiring the assistance of well-rounded and clinically exceptional psychiatrists and psychologists. In doing so we seek to enhance the development and well-being of the adults and the adolescents in and outside of the household who will be directly affected by the results of these exceptional mental health services. Therefore, enacting a positive change in the behaviors of the individuals in our community, so they can better prepare to become the productive individuals they strive to be.
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 disadvantaged communities. 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
Healing Open Wounds is inspired by:
H.Con.Res.134 – Expressing the sense of the 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.
Expressing the sense of the 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;
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).
We are amid an COVID-19 pandemic, Burnout and depression are well-known risks, yet funding for Georgia mental health services is facing dramatic cuts in the 2021 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.
Acquiring the services you need may not be a easy task when your combating a mental health disorder. Healing Open Wounds Foundation has compiled a list of services to assist in you getting closer to a balanced mental health status.
Overall, mental health conditions occur in Black and African American (B/AA) people in America at about the same or less frequency than in White Americans. However, the historical Black and African American experience in America has and continues to be characterized by trauma and violence more often than for their White counterparts and impacts emotional and mental health of both youth and adults.
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.