Know The Statistics
1 in 5 Americans suffer from mental illness in a given year, however...
Effective treatments for most mental health disorders exist, yet according to the US Surgeon General, nearly half of Americans with severe mental illness fail to seek treatment.
On average 30% of high schoolers in Dakota Cty. report significant problems with symptoms of mental illness yet only an estimated 10% receive treatment.
75% to 80% of Low income children in need of mental health care do not get that care.
83% of Americans believe their spiritual faith & beliefs are tied to their state of mental health, yet most counselor training programs have no courses on spiritual matters.
HOW WE BEGAN
Supports a treatment philosophy using a whole person approach – Biological, Psychological, Social, Spiritual.
Aims to remove barriers to obtaining treatment by providing outreach and educational seminars about depression, anxiety, trauma and eating disorders throughout the local community.
Seeks to reduce the stigma that exists about Mental Health, a known barrier to receiving treatment.
Commits to provide scholarships for individuals who have been referred to an intensive program but are facing financial, circumstantial, or structural barriers to treatment.
Provides trained staff and funding for freedom & forgiveness focused prayer, inner healing, and other Christian integrated services.
WHOLE PERSON APPROACH
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
CHRISTIAN INTEGRATION SERVICES
“I am so grateful for this opportunity. The WEBF scholarship is helping me be able to continue needed treatment and pay all bills on time. Without the burden of finances, I can really focus on getting better.
Thank you to all who made this happen.”