HopeNet is a faith-based nonprofit organization transforming lives through coaching and counseling. For 30 years HopeNet has provided mental health services on a sliding scale made possible by donor support.
Why Support HopeNet?
“In Kansas, 58% of people with serious psychological distress and an unmet need of mental health treatment, did not receive this treatment due to cost.”
National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH, R-DAS) 2015-2016, quoted in USC Schaeffer.
What is Lack of Mental Health Care Costing Us?
The economic burden for major depressive disorder was over $300 billion in 2016.
MacEwan JP, Seabury S, et al. Pharmaceutical innovation in the treatment of schizophrenia and mental disorders compared with other diseases. Innov Clin Neurosci. 2016 Aug 1;13(7-8):17-25, quoted in USC Schaeffer.
Why is this Urgent?
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34 and is increasing in all age groups.
My coach helped me break down the areas of my life. We looked to see which areas were working well and which were not. Then we would set weekly goals for me to work on. The next week we would discuss how those goals worked during the week. We also talked through things that needed to be set aside for now.
Lori, Coaching Client
I learned that poverty is not always about you. It is about your past. I am proud of who I am, was, and will be. Money is great, but goals are better. They get you where you want to go. I learned hidden rules on how to interact with employers and organizations – that was the best part! I have learned to speak with confidence and grace.
John, Coaching Client
I really believe everyone should get counseling. It is not huge scary thing. My therapist at HopeNet did not look at me like I was sick; she looked at me as someone who was working on herself. It’s not really that different from working with a trainer at the gym. The care they have is genuine and they treated you as someone with value.
Emily, Counseling Client
I’m so grateful to have met [HopeNet] when I did. I’ve progressed well, learned a lot and built my self-confidence to interact with different people who can help me reach my goals. Thank you for the work you do at HopeNet.
Tanya, Counseling Client and Getting Ahead participant
The training our church received from HopeNet was very informative and helpful to begin to address a topic that most do not want to talk about. Mental illness is more complex and complicated than I realized.
Jared, Pastor and Training Client
I just wanted to say thank you for helping me. I really appreciate it. In a way, [my therapist] kind of saved my life. Life’s been pretty good after being able to talk with her.