Charlie Health, which provides virtual intensive outpatient (IOP) mental health and addiction treatment for teens and young adults in Montana, launched virtual group therapy services to Wyoming. Charlie Health’s announcement marks a new, accessible group-based treatment option for youth in Wyoming.
By partnering with key community members, hospitals, insurance companies, schools, and local therapists, Charlie Health provides treatment for consumers who require more than weekly individual therapy or who are transitioning back to home and school after residential or hospital-based treatment. Charlie Health has provided Montana youth with unprecedented access to intensive therapy, and is now partnering with Wyoming behavioral health leaders to provide Wyoming youth with similar access.
The mental health crisis is urgent for youth in Wyoming—the adolescent suicide rate is more than double the national average. According to survey data from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), only 40% of Wyoming youth who suffered a major depressive episode within the year prior to survey received treatment. Of Wyoming high school students surveyed, 20% experienced suicidal ideation during the 12 months before the survey period, according to Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance System data.
Charlie Health provides personalized, evidence-based, and video-based treatments for teens and young adults diagnosed with mental health and addiction disorders. Rather than group consumers together based on their physical location, Charlie Health customizes treatment plans and carefully matches consumers in groups of peers with similar needs. These individuals are then assigned therapists that specialize in those needs, who can treat each client in their own home via telehealth.
This was reported by Charlie Health on February 2, 2021.
Contact information: Laura Sebulsky, MBSR, Director of Admissions and Clinical Outreach, Charlie Health; 13 South Willson Avenue, Suite 9, Bozeman, Montana 59715; 406-624-7049; Email: email@example.com; Website: www.charliehealth.com