Andy Schuman MD
Dr. Schuman works as a pediatrician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic in Nashua, New Hampshire. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and is the Practice Improvement Section Editor for Contemporary Pediatrics.    He has authored more than 200 articles during his 40 year career in pediatric medicine.

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Addressing the Mental Health Crisis in New Hampshire

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If you have acute mental health concerns, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or text the Crisis Text Line by texting "START" to 741-741. If necessary, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

There is a mental health crisis in our country that has overwhelmed our healthcare system!

According to the National Alliance on Mental Health:

1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-14 

What can we do?

I am starting the Mednexus Mental Health web site to improve access to therapists for  patients with mental health concerns.

After several months and many phone calls I have developed a local network of therapists in my community who have agreed to enroll patients quickly within weeks and not months.  All insurance plans are accepted even Medicaid.  I facilitate enrollment and patient contact via a HIPAA compliant email system. Quite the achievement!!

In addition MednexusMH will educate physicians, therapists and patients regarding mental health care. Going forward will post blogs and review mental health applications and services. 

If you are a mental health therapist and would like to expand your availability please fill out our Therapist Contact Form.

While the information I will post hopefully can be used by all, I plan to focus initially on facilitating access to mental health services in my home state of New Hampshire.  If these efforts prove successful,  I will then extend this model to other states as well. 

 

Resources

Find A Therapist

Therapists are in short supply.  It is not unusal to wait months to get an appointment, even if you are on a cancellation list. Many therpists do not participate in Medicaid, and many are only fee for service. Here we list therapists by location, specialty and availability

Provider Education

Primary care Providers need to become more comfortable managing patients with mental health problems. Here are links to educational videos, informative websites, and helpful blogs on this topic.

Mental Health Providers

Mental health providers can improve their ability to help patients with mental health disorders.  Here are links to videos, instructional websites, and informational blogs on this topic

Mental Health Webinars

Coming soon! Webinars posted on Medgizmos Mental Health discuss a wide variety of mental health topics. Target audience includes medical providers, therapists, and patients.

Interviews

Mednexus Mental Health presents interviews with innovators that are rapidly changing and improving Mental Health care!

Patient Resources

Here you will mental health resources for patients, including applications, useful websites, and insightfull blog posts.