Atrium Health is committed to developing transformative solutions to improve access to care, promoting early intervention, impacting readmissions and avoidable emergency department visits, addressing social disparities, and improving the health of our communities. With 10 behavioral health locations providing 24-hour access to on-site, behavioral health services, Atrium Health serves nearly 7,400 patients and performs more than 86,000 virtual patient interventions each year.
The need for continued investment in behavioral health care is great:
- 1 in 5 U.S. adults experiences mental illness each year; 1 in 20 adults experiences serious mental health illness
- 1 in 6 U.S. youth ages 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
- Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-14
- 50% of all lifelong mental illnesses begin by age 14, and 75% by age 24
Contribute now to the Carolinas Behavioral Health Advancement Fund. Continue reading below for details on several important opportunities to support Atrium Health Behavioral Health.
Signs of Hope:
Philanthropic support is vital to Atrium Health’s efforts to develop new resources, improve mental health intervention, and expand our virtual and integrative programs.
The generosity of our donors is helping to advance some of the best examples of our comprehensive approach to care, such as our school-based teletherapy services provided at 26* elementary, middle, and high schools across Mecklenburg, Lincoln, Gaston, and Cabarrus counties. In addition, Atrium Health has accelerated the expansion of virtual Behavioral Health Integration into new Primary Care, OB, and Pediatric clinic locations, providing more than 116,000* patient interventions annually across three states.
*As of May 2022
As our philanthropic partner, you can give HOPE to our most vulnerable patients.
Several key opportunities exist for our donors to partner with us in alleviating barriers to care, improving coordination of care, and helping to ensure timely and positive mental health interventions: