BHIDC's Mental Health Access Fund
The University of Utah's Behavioral Health Innovation and Dissemination Center (BHIDC) provides accessible, evidence-based psychotherapy services to all individuals in Utah. The center aims to expand high-quality mental health resources across Utah by providing low-fee services and utilizing a sliding-scale payment model based on a client's income.
The need for accessible mental health resources in Utah is critical, as the state has the highest prevalence in the nation of adults experiencing mental illness. Many low-income individuals who suffer from mental health disorders are unable to access necessary treatment due to financial constraints, which can result in negative consequences for individuals and society.
BHIDC offers psychotherapy services for children, adults, and couples, provided by trained graduate-level trainees supervised by licensed clinicians with expertise in empirically supported treatments. The clinicians are grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and are trained in a wide range of evidence-based theoretical orientations to support client needs.
The BHIDC seeks donations for its Mental Health Access Fund to provide free psychotherapy for clients of ranging economic backgrounds. Donations to the fund will expand mental health accessibility and help ensure that individuals who need treatment can receive it, regardless of their income.
Supporting BHIDC's mission to expand mental health resources for low-income individuals is crucial to improving the well-being of Utah's communities and ensuring that everyone has access to quality mental health care.