Project Healing Hive in partnership with Bee Eternal Enterprise, conducts independent research on the efficacy of holistic therapies and CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) when integrated into a cognitive behavioral health program. Our research, meta-analysis, and developed treatment models are meant to create systemic change in the standard model of treatment for mental health. With particular attention being paid to the development of our youth treatment model. Our goal is to provide evidence-based research and results supporting the effectiveness of holistic therapies and CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) when integrated into cognitive behavioral therapy so that these services become part of the standard model of mental health care.
When talking about the current system for mental health care it remains one of the most vexing problems facing the healthcare system in the United States. And since the global Covid-19 pandemic the need for improving access to quality mental health care is at an all-time high. People living with mental illness are more likely to encounter the criminal justice system, resulting in a large number of arrests and incarcerations. In 2015 the overall annual cost of incarcerating people with serious mental illness in state prisons in Pennsylvania exceeded $140 million. People experiencing serious psychological distress are also more likely to abuse or be dependent on alcohol or illicit drugs.
Our current mental health system has had little change in how things are being operated. And for individuals with Medicaid or no insurance at all forgo their mental health needs because the out-of-pocket cost is not available or even reasonable. In the Medicaid and uninsured population, a higher percentage of people reported Serious Psychological Distress (SPD) compared to people with private health insurance. Low reimbursement rates are a disincentive for individual physicians and practitioners to accept patients with Medicaid coverage and mental health problems. Pennsylvania has one of the lower reimbursement fee ratios which creates a barrier for these individuals to obtain access to mental health care.