We are on a quest to fill the severe shortage of psychiatrists while providing compassionate, competent and evidence-based treatment. We aim to increase access to quality doctors where you will not have to wait months for an appointment. We aim to do this via telepsychiatry. As we progress, we plan to add more, services, and technology to serve the extreme shortage in Las Vegas, San Antonio, Reno and El Paso.
See some of the excerpts from news articles concerning the shortage:
“Nevada is suffering from a mental health crisis. According to the National Health Service Corps, most of the state is now considered a Health Professional Shortage Area (HSPA). Last year, the nonprofit Mental Health America painted a bleak of the Silver State in its State of Mental Health Report. Nevada ranked last in the nation among adults with mental illnesses who did not receive treatment (67.5 percent) and 46th among youth with “major” depression who did not receive mental health services (71.6 percent). Mental Health America also ranked Nevada last in the nation in its overall mental health rankings.”
The Las Vegas Sun
“NEVADA IS RANKED LAST IN MENTAL HEALTH CARE AND HAS A PROVIDER SHORTAGE
While Nevada’s patient busing practices have faded from the national news, the state’s mental health system still has a low reputation, landing in 51st place in Mental Health America’s 2017 state rankings. It’s a concern because an estimated 18.5 percent of adults in Nevada had a mental illness in 2014, and more than 4 percent of those had a serious mental illness, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. About 18 percent of Americans have anxiety disorders, while about 7 percent have major depression, nearly 3 percent have bipolar disorder and 1 percent have schizophrenia, according to statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health. Driving Nevada’s low ranking is the fact that 67.5 percent of state residents with a mental illness don’t receive any treatment, according to the report. That’s well above the national average of 56.5 percent.”
The Nevada Independent