Dear friends and clients,
I start this newsletter with a somber tone because times are hard and there is no way around it. These moments, weeks or months with persistent uncertainty has really begun to impact our community of adults and younger. We have seen an increase in calls at Simply Bee. I am eager to serve all of our callers immediately and I am acutely aware that their calls are coming in because anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse and suicide are on the rise. Our turn around time on call backs is less than one business day. We are able to see clients within 5 days for therapy and psychiatry. We have created a simple and easy process for all of our callers to seek relief as soon as we pick up the line and ask "how can we help you?" I can hear the relief when we end the call.
It is my passion to bring mental health to everyone; not just in crisis but also preventative care. So on that note, I ask that you encourage EVERYONE to make contact with a therapist, coach or mentor etc BEFORE crisis comes to your family and friends. The severity of mental health can be decreased with early preventative care.
For this reason, I have chosen to answer all new clients calls through fall of 2020 because I want to personally ensure we are treating everyone we can and if we cannot, we will refer out to a trusted colleague. We can help you find what, who, how and where to get help. Please do not hesitate to call me and I can answer your questions.
Finally, you will see, as we ride the waves of COVID-19 we have chosen to focus our energy on students, educators and families in need. We are bringing mental health to schools as an effort to serve the educators directly. Our aim is to impact the educator who therefore impacts the students. To bring this to your school, please direct your principal or superintendent to our contact button below and get in contact with Kate Kelley.