Mental health issues – depression, anxiety, stress, grief – are affecting people all over Kansas, from the cities of Wichita, Overland Park, Olathe and Kansas City to the rural regions of the state. The good news is that there are new options for getting therapy. “Telehealth” is a secure form of online mental health therapy and it has become an important resource during the Covid-19 pandemic. American & Global Therapy is a leading provider of comprehensive online mental health therapy for residents of Kansas.
Kansas Lifestyle and Mental Health Needs
Jayhawks pride, American Flags, and BBQ grills should let you know you are in Kansas. Far from being “flat as a pancake”, Kansas is adorned with natural beauty. From the sunflowers by day to the stars at night, from the grassy plains to the majesty of stormy skies, nature in Kansas seems divinely inspired. The people of Kansas have been called the true “salt of the earth” and even “uncomfortably nice”.
Yet despite these ordinary appearances, there are many in Kansas who are struggling with mental health issues just beneath the surface. Some have identified the stigma of having a mental health problem as being a barrier to seeking help. The problems that face the rest of the country – depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and addiction –also affect those living in Kansas. Yet recent studies have shown that over 50% of those in Kansas with mental health issues never receive any treatment.
The Covid-19 pandemic has only amplified these problems. The levels of anxiety, stress, depression, and grief are at an all-time high in Kansas. In fact, a study recently showed that as a result of the pandemic, over 1/3 of Kansas residents are suffering from symptoms of anxiety or depression. These are catastrophically high numbers. Couples are suffering as well, with the incidence of fighting, separation, and even domestic violence on the rise. Yet despite this crisis in mental health, access to care has been essentially blocked by the need to socially distance.
Telehealth Options for Mental Health in Kansas
Telehealth is a timely and welcome solution to the mental health crisis in Kansas. American & Global Therapy is experienced in providing online therapy to individuals for the full range of mental health needs – depression, anxiety, grief, anger therapy, and addiction. There are also therapy options for couples facing relationship issues – infidelity, sex therapy, conflict resolution, and divorce recovery.
I am Angie Nelson-Gates, the primary therapist at American & Global Therapy, and I am a licensed therapist with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. I have lived in Kansas myself and understand how Kansas culture impacts mental health care. I look forward to speaking with you and helping you with your mental health needs.
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