Bringing 'h.o.p.e' to the Wabash Valley: A new mental health program designed to help those in need

There is a serious shortage of mental health professionals in the Hoosier state and because of it, experts say it could take weeks for someone to see a doctor. The time between seeing a professional is critical as it could be a matter of life or death. One local man has stepped up to create a new program right here in the Wabash Valley and the purpose is to provide services for those who need it as soon as they need it.

Posted: Jun 20, 2019 11:11 AM
Updated: Jun 20, 2019 11:11 AM

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to you. as mental health rises... resources in the area are becoming slim.. a new program is stepping in to help. it's called "hope-filled solutions." and it got started by a local man who started by a local man who wants to ensure everyone in the area has access to a professional. while the program is new... it seems to already be benefitting the area. news 10's jordan kudisch is live this morning. she has more on what's behind this program. jon..alia.. here's why the program is so unique. it also accepts individuals without health insurance. in fact, the owner of the business says he created it with those in mind. here's how it works... appointments are at a first-come-frst serve basis. the co-pay for each visit is 20-dollars.. but if the person cannot pay at that time, they can leave just 1-dollar and they'll be seen by a professional. martinez says at the end of the day someones mental health being taken care of... is more important than money. "so if someone comes in and they say hey i just don't have it. you have a dollar? that's fine with me cause that long term change will last you a lifetime and it gives me the validation that i've actually changed someones life." coming up in the next half hour.. you'll hear why martinez says it's important to take that 'first" step to seeing a professional when you're unsure.. reporting live in terre haute, jordan kudisch, news 10. back to
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