Central to our mission is to address the distinct vulnerabilities of individuals in life-or-death professions in order to provide them with access to psychiatric care, counseling, and other modes of confidential support.
Doctors, nurses, and first responders are among those who have been called to the responsibility of healing and protecting others. The nature of their calling and frequent exposure to trauma put them at a much higher risk of depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use issues, and suicide. It has been consistently demonstrated that we are all at risk when those who care for us are left to suffer. All lives depend upon their wellbeing and it is imperative that they have access to care.
It is a great privilege to be able to seek mental health care without fear of life-altering consequences. Many of us are able to assume the risk of obtaining care through health insurance, allowing our most private information to be permanently recorded in inadequately secure databases, and accepting the reality that our healthcare organizations and insurance companies share and sell our information for data collection and additional profit.
Healers and protectors do not have that luxury. The vocations that put them at high risk for distress are also the reason they face so many prohibitive barriers to care, some of which are listed below. This lack of access to care is of grave concern and it must not continue.
Geographical & time constraints
Logistical barriers (independent of time/location)
Absolute requirement of enhanced privacy
Legal implications of receiving care
Potential career destruction or compromise
Ineligibility for unrestricted disability & life insurance
Self-imposed ideals & stigma within one's own profession
Conflicts of interest
Typical out-of-pocket prices for off-the-grid care
Widespread scarcity of psychiatric care at baseline
According to Medscape's 2018 Resident Salary and Debt Report:
New physicians make an average of
$14.08 per hour.
23% of new physicians have
over $300,000 of educational debt.
24% of new physicians have between
$200,000 and $300,000 of educational debt.
Our lives depend on them.
Make attainable care a reality.