Integro was built to provide essential access and treatment for behavioral health. Our experienced, experts care. We hope this information helps others care about the growing behavioral health crisis in America. The more who care, the more urgent help there will be for the behavioral health crisis.
“Actions speak louder than words.” You know. Did you also know sometimes numbers speak louder than words? Behavioral health is one powerful example. Take in these numbers:
Each year in America, 1 in 4 people experience a mental illness or substance abuse disorder. 1 in 4. Chances are, you know or think you know someone battling a behavioral health burden. It could be you. Talk about depression. The numbers are depressing, and dangerous.
“I have a hard time living with these behavioral health numbers. We can’t live with this being ignored,” said Marco V. Canulla, M.D., Founder and Chairman of Integro Health Systems. “These are more than healthcare statistics. These are people, families, and communities in crisis.”
Dr. Marco is on the mark.
These 1 in 4 Americans in crisis add up to a national behavioral health crisis. The latest estimates show the current U.S. population at more than 326 million. So here’s what 1 in 4 looks like:
America’s current behavioral health crisis means more than 81.5 million people have a mental illness or substance use disorder.
Sadly, it’s even bigger than that. These 1 in 4 afflicted Americans with a mental illness or substance use problem add up to a complete national healthcare crisis. Here’s why. The majority of the 1 in 4 have comorbidity. This means, beyond a mental illness or some form of addiction, they have a serious medical health issue. For example:
These people, and their loved ones are truly in crisis. They need urgent help. They need access to customized behavioral health treatment and services. They need access to medical health treatment and services.
So just give it to them! Problem solved, right? Not so fast.
The U.S. healthcare system isn’t set up for it. Behavioral health patients aren’t usually treated as a priority. The quick and effective treatment goes to medical health patients. Behavioral health isn’t a priority. When patients are treated, it’s often by a provider who doesn’t understand their needs. It’s likely because they’ve had little to no training in behavioral health.
Take the woman just described above. She goes to her local emergency room. Her anxiety will be off the charts. Her inability to cope will be, too. When she does receive treatment (and she’ll likely wait a while), her cardiac concerns and blood pressure will be the focus. That’s the typical standard of care. Insisting she, “get a grip” will not get a grip on her problem. Telling her, “everything is fine” is not fine. Urging her to calm down will not address her anxiety.
Medical health matters. But behavioral health treatment must also become a priority. There is common comorbidity. Then let there be co-priorities in treatment and services.
Early intervention in treating behavioral health and mental health issues helps to save patients. It saves on hospitalization and other costs. It helps to save our healthcare system. It helps to save America.
Early intervention explains Integro Health Systems. There are too many people in crisis not getting the urgent behavioral health care they need. Too many times, serious medical health issues are treated quickly and effectively, while behavioral health issues are not.
Too many people and families across Arizona are craving a solution. Too many times the members of the Integro team were forced to face it. It was time for them to come together. They didn’t want to wait for a solution. They committed to being the solution.
Imagine this. A highly trained team of emergency medical doctors and nurses. A highly trained team of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, behavioral techs, and case managers. Now, imagine them working as one in treating multiple issues. Imagine them providing every patient with the integrated approach to care they need. Don’t forget…giving the respect all behavioral health patients, and their loved ones deserve.
This is Integro:
Behavioral health is a big problem. Here’s the better news. Effective treatments exist. TODAY.
Integro Health Systems is building out the unique system and facilities to provide effective behavioral health treatments and services. We’re building for success in managing mental health and substance use disorders on the personal and community levels.
We’re working with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA). We’re working with the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS). We’re working with the Arizona Public Health Association (AZPHA). We’re working with insurance providers and spiritual advisors. We’re working first responders and family members. We’ll try to work with anyone and everyone who helps…
Integro aims to be the 24-7 “beacon of hope” with easy access to behavioral health treatment and services.
“One important, final point about those behavioral health numbers we talked about,” said Dr. Canulla. “When you come to Integro, you’ll never feel like a number. Integro Cares.”
Call Integro now. Ask about your customized behavioral health solutions. Call (602) 535-8200.