Mobile mental healthcare company delivers services in Las Vegas
Cheers to the Black Image magazine in Las Vegas for this feature on National Association of Social Workers member Tanitsha Bridgers, who created a mobile mental healthcare service to reach vulnerable populations in her area.
Bridgers found many people who need services or support, especially African Americans, did not have transportation to get to mental health professionals. So using an inheritance left by her mother who died from breast cancer Bridgers launched Mobile Mental Health Support Services Inc.
“Customarily, African-Americans don’t seek mental health services or therapy,” Bridgers said. “Typically, we deal with our psychological issues by way of Jesus ‘I am going to pray about it.’”
Mobile Mental Health Support Services Inc. now operates in three locations and has more than 100 employees. The company offers family, couple and invidual counseling, rehabilitative mental health services and community give-back programs.
To learn more about the valuable mental health services social workers provide visit the National Association of Social Workers’ “Help Starts Here” Mind & Spirit Website by clicking here.| Leave A Comment