Whole Person Care Living well is a state of mind
Treating the root of the problem
Depression and mental illness are at the root of the toughest societal crises that make headlines everyday, from gun violence to the opioid epidemic to domestic brutality. And the Surgeon General reports that mental illness is responsible for more disability claims and lost work hours than any other group of illnesses. But a large percentage of those with mental illness are not comfortable talking about their conditions or seeking effective treatment.
In response, UPIC Health has developed an integrated approach to behavioral healthcare, weaving interfaith and clinical disciplines into a comprehensive protocol delivered with complete patient privacy. Powered by state of the art cloud technology and customized to support the particular complexities of the 21st century, our virtual team of Clinical Social Workers provide dedicated care and support to those struggling a little more than the rest of us.
We Bring Hope Back
As reported by HHS to Congress in 2013, 55 percent of the nation’s 3,100 counties have no practicing psychiatrists, psychologists, or social workers. UPIC Health seeks to close that gap.
Opioid Epidemic Erodes Society
The majority of drug overdose deaths (66%) involve opioids. In 2016 the number of opioid overdoses was five times that of 1999 according to the Centers for Disease Control. The overall cost to society was recently reported in MarketWatch.
Annual cost of U.S. Opioid Epidemic
Costs of Depression and Anxiety
“There is a strong relationship between depression and high-risk behaviors. Excessive drinking, drug abuse, unsafe sex, and cutting are all self-injurious behaviors that individuals may use to provide temporary relief from intense emotional pain or “psychache”.”
– Pamela Cantor, PhD, psychologist and lecturer at Harvard Medical School.
Annual cost of care for repeat STIs among depressed/behaviorally challenged teens
Depression Leading Cause of Disability Worldwide
- 43.8 Million Americans experience mental illness in a given year
- Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death, yet 60% of the 43.8 Million Americans didn’t receive any care and support
- 89.3 million Americans live in federally designated Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas
in lost earnings per year to depression
A Scalable Solution to an Escalating Problem
Integrated behavioral healthcare with primary care is a widely accepted imperative yet access to, and shortages among, mental health professionals across the country challenge care organizations ability to meet the demand.
UPIC Health’s proprietary approach to technology enabled behavioral health leverages the best practices in managing high volume communications centers with the high demand for behavioral health support, assuring immediate access wherever the patient is – in their PCP office, the ER, in Jail, a shelter… And once assigned a Whole Person Care specialist, they now have the comfort knowing support is always there.
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