Resilient Wellness is driven by the current state of our Healthcare system. We envision a system wherein there is equity, accessibility and accountability. For this, it is imperative to understand the current reality of our system as well as viable solutions.
Profit Driven Health Care vs. Patient Centered Care
Thirty-five percent of Americans have difficulty paying their medical bills,8 and nearly two-thirds of all bankruptcies are linked to inability to pay medical bills due to being uninsured or underinsured. Medical impoverishment is nearly unheard of in wealthy nations, other than the US, because all have some form of national health insurance.
Symptoms Treatment vs. Healing Root Cause
Many treatment options within our existing medical system include the use of pharmaceuticals and psychotropic drugs to address the “symptoms” of illness rather than the root causes. Many of these drugs have known side effects, interact negatively with other drugs and at times are expensive and inaccesible. Often times, patients leave in worse condition than they started and still seeking healing. In addition, these prescription drugs end up within our food system and water ways. – Environmental Protection Agency
Mental Health Crisis
1 in 5 Americans is currently experiencing mental health challenges. Serious mental illness costs America $193.2 billion in lost earnings per year. Many mental health challenges are induced by environment, genetics and experience. The current system of Western Psychology does not collaborate well with our diverse population therefore, marginalized communities experience worse mental health outcomes and high rates of stigma. Although mindfulness and meditation have been introduced into psychotherapy, innovative techniques such as sound therapy and bodywork do not receive the attention it deserves. -National Alliance on Mental Illness
Individual Lifestyle vs. Social Determinants of Health
Tradition Public Health strategies have focused on the “lifestyle choice” of the individual rather than taking a holistic approach to disease pandemics and addressing all aspects of that persons environment and influences upon health.
“Unnatural Causes” a six part documentary produced by PBS highlights the ways in which historical injustice and targeted marginalization is the cause of poor health.
Community and Culture Centered Women’s Health
Current trends in Reproductive and Women’s Health fail to address the importance of social support during pregnancy, illness and the process of healing. Studies show that social support produces better birth and healing outcomes. Nutrition also plays a key role in lifelong outcomes for infants and Post-Partum Depression. Most Pre- and Post- natal services do not incorporate holistic services into care.
Transforming Workplace Stress
Workplace stress is common and costs employers millions each year in workplace tension, sick leave and high turnover rates. We provide the tools necessary to ensure employee’s receive adequate wellness support which then influences workplace cohesion, productivity and the ability to innovate.