In response to the rising mental health needs of Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties, Pillar Health and Kenosha Community Health Center have expanded their roster of behavioral health service providers. The addition of these providers aims to address the surging demand for mental health services, including Psychiatry and Psychotherapy services in the region, which have been in short supply. These providers have an emphasis on comprehensive care and patient-focused treatment for children and adults.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2020, nearly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. struggled with mental illness, accounting for around 51.5 million individuals. In Wisconsin, mental illness prevalence among adults mirrored the national average. However, the state faced the additional challenge of limited access to care. This issue is underscored by the vast number of adults with mental illness who remain untreated.
Children and teenagers are also at risk. Across the nation, youth mental health is deteriorating, evidenced by rising rates of depression and suicidal ideation. Wisconsin’s statistics mirror this alarming trend.