If you know someone who lives in Michigan who is struggling with mental health issues – from Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Sterling Heights, or Ann Arbor, to anywhere else in the state – there is good news about options for therapy. “Telehealth” is a new form of online mental health therapy, and because of the Covid-19 pandemic, it could not have come at a more important time. American & Global Therapy, a leading provider of comprehensive online mental health therapy, is available to meet the mental health needs of Michigan residents.
Michigan Lifestyle and Mental Health
From its verdant forests to shimmering lakes, the abundance of natural beauty in Michigan is famous. Yet life in Michigan can also be cosmopolitan and urban, where artisans, artists, workers, and intellectuals feel equally at home. Michigan is in a state of transition, redefining itself constantly along economic and cultural lines. They are a hearty people who are proud to be “Midwest nice” (but just don’t let them know you are from Ohio).
Despite the many things that make life in Michigan unique, the rate of mental health issues here is the same as it is in the rest of the country. It is estimated that 1.3 million Michigan residents have some form of mental health condition. Of those struggling with the most common mental health problems in Michigan- depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and stress – over 55% never receive any kind of treatment.
The incidence of mental health issues has only amplified since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Anxiety, stress, depression, and grief are at levels never seen before. Couples are also suffering, with fighting, separation, and even domestic violence becoming more prevalent. Yet despite this crisis in mental health, the need to for social distancing has almost completely abolished access to mental health resources.
Telehealth in Michigan
The mental health crisis in Michigan is now being addressed by telehealth mental health services. American & Global Therapy has experience 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 Michigan Board of Marriage and Family Therapy. I have lived in Michigan myself and understand how the lifestyle in Michigan impacts mental health. I look forward to speaking with you and helping you with your mental health needs.
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