INSPIR3 - Mental Wellness Center

FAQ


    1. Fundraising FAQ
    2. What is INSPIR3?
    3. Is INSPIR3 a registered 501(c)(3) organization?
    4. How did INSPIR3 come about?
    5. Where is INSPIR3 at right now?
    6. Are donations to INSPIR3 tax-deductible?
    7. What services will INSPIR3 provide? What is INSPIR3’s specialization?
    8. How is INSPIR3 an educational center?
    9. Who is INSPIR3’s target market? Who can use INSPIR3’s services?
    10. What is mental wellness and how does it differ from mental health?
    11. Who does INSPIR3 plan to collaborate with?
    12. Why does INSPIR3 want to build its own building as opposed to leasing or renting office space?
    13. Why doesn’t INSPIR3 start out small and grow over time?
    14. How does INSPIR3 know its business model will work?

    1. General FAQ
    2. What is INSPIR3?
    3. Is INSPIR3 a registered 501(c)(3) organization?
    4. How did INSPIR3 come about?
    5. Where is INSPIR3 at right now?
    6. Are donations to INSPIR3 tax-deductible?
    7. What is a student intern?
    8. What is a state intern?
    9. What is a licensed supervisor?
    10. What is the difference between the services you will offer (Psychiatry, Psychological Testing, Therapy, Case Management, Community Classes/Seminars, and Support Groups)?
    11. What do you mean by outpatient services?
    12. How do I know what type of service I need?
    13. I can’t physically get to INSPIR3, is there another way for me to get services?
    14. How can I pay for my services? What types of payment do you accept?
    15. What types of treatments do you specialize in?
    16. What is a treatment plan?
    17. How long does treatment take?
    18. What is the length of each type of service?
    19. Will I be able to see the same professional every time I visit?
    20. How do you maintain client confidentiality?
    21. Will you take walk-in appointments?
    22. If I do not have available childcare, can I bring my child(ren) to the appointment?
    23. What is a diagnosis? What is a life stressor?
    24. Do I have to have a diagnosis for treatment?
    25. What is a mental health checkup?
    26. Do you treat children?
    27. Can you still help me if English isn’t my primary language?
    28. Can I specify the gender or specialty of the professional that I see?
    29. Who can use your services?
    30. Do you have a board of directors?
    31. Do you have any partnerships or collaborations within the community?
    32. Why should I choose INSPIR3 for my mental wellness care? What is your facility like?

Fundraising FAQ

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What is INSPIR3?

INSPIR3 is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) educational mental health hospital, which specializes in providing outpatient mental wellness services to the Southern Nevada community. Our mission is to provide affordable, accessible, and quality mental wellness services to anyone seeking to improve their quality of life. As an educational center, INSPIR3 will prepare the next generation of mental health professionals for certification and licensure.

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Is INSPIR3 a registered 501(c)(3) organization?

Yes, INSPIR3 is a registered 501(c)(3) organization with a hospital designation (Schedule C). INSPIR3 considers itself to be a teaching hospital. According to the IRS, a facility can be designated as a hospital if it meets the following criteria:

“An organization is a hospital if its principal purpose or function is providing medical or hospital care or medical education or research. Medical care includes treatment of any physical or mental disability or condition, on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Thus, if an organization is a rehabilitation institution, outpatient clinic, or community mental health or drug treatment center, it is a hospital if its principal function is providing treatment services as described above.”

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How did INSPIR3 come about?

According to Founder, Corey Coleman:

"After spending years as a victim in an abusive foster care home, I developed a heart for counseling families in the community. However, I realized I was not making a lasting impact, which was the catalyst for professional training. At the same time, a long-time colleague was battling depression and could not afford to get the help he needed. I had informally counseled him, but unfortunately, my help was not enough and he committed suicide. This experience, and many others, only served to reinforce my belief in the need for a comprehensive and systemic approach to accessible, affordable, and quality mental health."

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Where is INSPIR3 at right now?

INSPIR3 is currently in the planning stages of its capital campaign. We have retained the services of 1-2-1 Philanthropic Services (under the leadership of Diane Carlson) to help raise money to build our facility, buy land, and begin operations. We are also currently developing our board of directors to help maintain strong leadership in the organization. If you are interested in joining our campaign, board of directors, or donating to our cause, please contact us. For an update on where INSPIR3 is at in meeting its goals, visit our blog or follow us on Facebook.

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Are donations to INSPIR3 tax-deductible?

INSPIR3 is a federally registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Therefore, donations to INSPIR3 are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law for an individual or corporation. Please consult with a tax professional to determine if and to what extent your donation is tax-deductible.

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What services will INSPIR3 provide? What is INSPIR3’s specialization?

INSPIR3 will offer a variety of services to the community including therapy, psychiatric medical management, psychological testing, case management, and educational seminars. In addition, we will have an hourly onsite child care for use during our services or whenever parents have errands to run in the area. The beauty of this is, these services are offered in a single location to provide maximum convenience, something that is not currently offered by any other center in the valley!

INSPIR3’s mental health professionals and interns are encouraged to seek out specialized certifications within their respective field in support of the community’s treatment needs.

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How is INSPIR3 an educational center?

INSPIR3 will function as a premier educational center in Nevada, providing exceptional and quality mental wellness services to the community while properly training the next generation of mental health professionals. To our knowledge, INSPIR3 will be the first mental health center in the valley to extensively employ and pay mental health interns ensuring that INSPIR3 can be selective about the candidates we accept. All of our interns will receive direct supervision free of charge by INSPIR3-employed, licensed professionals, which will preserve excellence of training and intern accountability. By comparison, other facilities in the valley charge interns supervision and room rental fees, which often limits their ability to acquire necessary licensure/training hours. Learn more about INSPIR3 & Education.

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Who is INSPIR3’s target market? Who can use INSPIR3’s services?

ANYONE! We will accept both cash and insurance, so there are no limitations to starting the journey towards complete mental wellness.

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What is mental wellness and how does it differ from mental health?

Mental health often has a negative perception associated with individuals who have severe mental disorders. This has led to a societal stigmatization of mental health services and an unwillingness for people to seek the help they need for life stressors (for more information see the Mental Health Spectrum and Becoming Mentally Well)

Mental wellness, on the other hand, serves two purposes: it reflects INSPIR3’s commitment to an individual’s overall mental well-being regardless of a mental health diagnosis and combats the negative stigma associated with mental health treatment. Because mental health is just as important as physical health, we want everyone in our community to have access to mental wellness services.

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Who does INSPIR3 plan to collaborate with?

As a community support center, INSPIR3 plans to establish strong strategic partnerships with referral sources and insurance providers in the area. These are categorized into eight main groups: mental health professionals, medical professionals/hospitals, school districts/universities, legal system, military, employers/insurance providers, licensing organizations, and community organizations. Learn more about INSPIR3 & Community.

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Why does INSPIR3 want to build its own building as opposed to leasing or renting office space?

INSPIR3 plans to purchase land as well as build a unique facility that specifically caters to the needs of its clients. We have elected to purchase land and build a facility, as opposed to leasing or renting, for the following reasons:

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Why doesn’t INSPIR3 start out small and grow over time?

Mental health care in Nevada is at an all-time low and continually challenged by state budget cuts, high costs of care, and low availability of qualified professionals. We need a new approach in the face of these shortcomings within the current system. INSPIR3 has mapped out a replicable plan of action that addresses the community’s mental health needs with a focus on accessibility, affordability, and quality care. The proposed start-up costs will allow INSPIR3 to create a self-funded structure while maintaining low costs for quality treatment to the community. INSPIR3 considered alternative approaches and in each instance, we forecasted that we would fall into similar predicaments as other mental health facilities in the valley and be unable to meet the needs of our target population.

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How does INSPIR3 know its business model will work?

INSPIR3’s initial model derived successful aspects from other mental health and medical business models during its development. Over the course of three years, INSPIR3 further refined its model utilizing a comprehensive feasibility study that incorporated a community-based assessment survey, three industry expert interviews, and feedback from fifteen multi-disciplinary experts and community leaders. No other competitor has incorporated all of these components together in the same way as INSPIR3, with a focus on the needs of the entire community.


General FAQ

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What is INSPIR3?

INSPIR3 is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) educational mental health center, which specializes in providing outpatient mental wellness services to the Southern Nevada community. Our mission is to provide affordable, accessible, and quality mental wellness services to anyone seeking to improve their quality of life. As an educational center, INSPIR3 will prepare the next generation of mental health professionals for certification and licensure.

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Is INSPIR3 a registered 501(c)(3) organization?

Yes, INSPIR3 is a registered 501(c)(3) organization with a hospital designation (Schedule C). INSPIR3 considers itself to be a teaching hospital. According to the IRS, a facility can be designated as a hospital if it meets the following criteria:

“An organization is a hospital if its principal purpose or function is providing medical or hospital care or medical education or research. Medical care includes treatment of any physical or mental disability or condition, on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Thus, if an organization is a rehabilitation institution, outpatient clinic, or community mental health or drug treatment center, it is a hospital if its principal function is providing treatment services as described above.”

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How did INSPIR3 come about?

According to Founder Corey Coleman:

"After spending years as a victim in an abusive foster care home, I developed a heart for counseling families in the community. However, I realized I was not making a lasting impact, which was the catalyst for professional training. At the same time, a long-time colleague was battling depression and could not afford to get the help he needed. I had informally counseled him, but unfortunately, my help was not enough and he committed suicide. This experience, and many others, only served to reinforce my belief in the need for a comprehensive and systemic approach to accessible, affordable, and quality mental health."

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Where is INSPIR3 at right now?

INSPIR3 is currently in the planning stages of its capital campaign. We have retained the services of 1-2-1 Philanthropic Services (under the leadership of Diane Carlson) to help raise money to build our facility, buy land, and begin operations. We are also currently developing our board of directors to help maintain strong leadership in the organization. If you are interested in joining our campaign, board of directors, or donating to our cause, please contact us. For an update about where INSPIR3 is at in meeting its goals, visit our blog or follow us on Facebook.

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Are donations to INSPIR3 tax-deductible?

INSPIR3 is a federally registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Therefore, donations to INSPIR3 are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law for an individual or corporation. Please consult with a tax professional to determine if and to what extent your donation is tax-deductible.

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What is a student intern?

A student intern is a person in the process of completing a Master’s or PhD program. Interns perform therapy under direct supervision. To our knowledge, INSPIR3 will be the first mental health center in the valley to employ a large number of student and state interns from the mental health field. All of our interns will be supervised by licensed professionals employed by INSPIR3. Unlike other centers in the valley, our students will not have to pay for supervision fees, which often limits students’ ability to acquire hours due to the cost. All of which boils down to this: we will be a premier educational center in Nevada that will not only provide exceptional and quality mental wellness services, but will also be involved in properly training the next generation of mental health professionals to make a significant impact in the valley and the world.

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What is a state intern?

A state intern is someone who has completed a Master’s or PhD program, but is not yet licensed. In order to become a licensed mental health professional, state interns must accumulate several thousand hours treating clients. Interns are generally expected to pay for supervision as well as rent rooms to see clients, which can be a daunting, if not impossible, task. INSPIR3 will not only pay for supervision for the interns, but also provide them with a small stipend and a continual stream of clients.

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What is a licensed supervisor?

A licensed supervisor is a licensed mental health professional in his/her respective field who is approved to supervise interns by a licensing board.

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What is the difference between the services you will offer (Psychiatry, Psychological Testing, Therapy, Case Management, Community Classes/Seminars, and Support Groups)?

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What do you mean by outpatient services?

Mental wellness services can be classified as either inpatient or outpatient services. Inpatient services indicate that a person will receive treatment while living in a treatment facility, where they are kept under supervision and monitored by mental health professionals 24/7. Outpatient services are more like a Doctor’s appointment in which a client comes to the office to receive services at specific times, but does not live in the facility or stay overnight.

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How do I know what type of service I need?

The first time you visit INSPIR3, you will have an intake appointment. During an intake, a mental health professional will evaluate your needs and recommend appropriate services. The client will be able to share their personal goals for mental wellness as well. In this way, the client does not need to know required services beforehand. We will take care of everything!

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I can’t physically get to INSPIR3, is there another way for me to get services?

Definitely! In addition to having in-person services, we will also offer online mental wellness services. Using secure and confidential technology, you will be able to log on and receive all of our available services over the internet. This means you do not have to live near or physically visit INSPIR3 in order to receive treatment. Online therapy is a relatively new method of getting mental wellness services and it is a wonderful way for those who are extremely busy or are unable to get to the center to still benefit from our services.

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How can I pay for my services? What types of payment do you accept?

All of our services (with the exception of community trainings and seminars) can be paid for with cash (cash, check or charge) or insurance. We plan to partner with as many private and federal insurance programs as possible, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid. In the future, we would also like to accept EBT cards. The community trainings and seminars can only be paid for with cash.

The way that you choose to pay will be entirely up to you. However, be aware that paying with insurance will require our mental health professionals to diagnose you with a specific condition (such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc.) which will be recorded in your electronic medical records, while cash payments do not require a specific diagnosis, and can be used for any life stressors.

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What types of treatments do you specialize in?

Each of our five mental health professions (Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Clinical Professional Counseling) have multiple specialized certifications that can be acquired. Because we will pay for employee continuing education, our professionals will be strongly encouraged to diversify their education in various specializations in order to meet the needs of the community.

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What is a treatment plan?

A treatment plan is a personalized treatment schedule that you and your mental health professional will create together to show you your progress in treatment and give you a time frame for completion. In general, a treatment plan states the overall goal that you and your mental health professional have agreed to work towards. This does not mean, however, that new challenges will not arise in your life. The mental health professional’s job is to keep you on track in completing your treatment plan in the proper time frame.

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How long does treatment take?

The number of sessions required to complete a treatment plan varies between clients and depends on your commitment to treatment and willingness to change, as well as the reason for treatment. Research shows that an average client requires approximately 10 sessions to process typical life stressors. Regardless, the amount of time you need in treatment is unique and will be determined by you and your mental health professional, and may be shorter or longer than the typical range.

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What is the length of each type of service?

A psychiatry appointment lasts approximately 15 minutes. Psychological testing times vary based on the type of test that is being administered and the mental health professional will let you know how long each test will take. Typical therapy and case management sessions are 45 minutes. Community training, group therapy, and support groups last anywhere between an hour and an hour and a half, depending on the type of group.

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Will I be able to see the same professional every time I visit?

Yes! We highly recommend that if you like your mental health professional, you schedule all of your sessions with the same person in order to maintain continuity and stability in the treatment program. However, all of our mental health professionals use electronic medical records to maintain summaries of each session. This means that a different mental health professional can continue your care and current treatment plan if need be.

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How do you maintain client confidentiality?

We adhere to strict HIPAA standards in all of our services. In addition, we have established internal confidentiality standards in our record keeping and supervision sessions. We will never share your information with outside parties unless you have given proper consent. The only exceptions to this are in legal matters, subpoenas, harm to self, harm to others, elderly abuse and/or child abuse. In such cases, we may be required by law to turn over your records to the proper authorities. This is determined on a case-by-case basis.

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Will you take walk-in appointments?

We do offer walk-in appointments, but we strongly recommend that you make an appointment in advance to ensure that you are seen in a timely manner. However, if you are feeling like you need an appointment immediately, you can come right in!

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If I do not have available childcare, can I bring my child(ren) to the appointment?

Absolutely. However, sometimes your mental wellness professional may request that only you or your significant other attend an appointment in order to maximize the value you receive from your session and treatment plan. In this case, we have an on-site day care that you can utilize for a very low cost.

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What is a diagnosis? What is a life stressor?

A diagnosis is a description used to characterize a specific set of symptoms or characteristics displayed by a client. For the most part, diagnoses become important when insurance is involved, as many insurance providers will not cover treatment unless there is a diagnosis.

A life stressor is anything that affects your emotional, psychological, or social well-being, or anything that causes stress or strain in your day-to-day routine.

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Do I have to have a diagnosis for treatment?

If your insurance is covering your treatment, then chances are it will require a diagnosis, unless your insurance includes an annual mental health checkup. The insurance company may also only cover a certain number of treatment sessions.

If you elect to pay with cash, no diagnosis is required for treatment, and you may attend as many sessions as you need to achieve your desired outcomes.

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What is a mental health checkup?

A mental health checkup is simply a regular checkup of your mental wellness, similar to getting a physical checkup every year. Any life stressor can affect your mental wellness, including getting a new job, having a baby, a change in marital status, graduating, moving, etc. To maintain optimal mental wellness, it is important that you regularly get a mental health checkup. In fact, mental wellness is so important that some insurance providers, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, cover mental health services.

If you would like more information about mental health checkups, check out WebMD, the Psychiatric Times, or the American Psychiatric Association. In addition, check with your insurance provider to see if they cover mental health checkups.

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Do you treat children?

Yes! Our goal is to treat anyone and everyone. Specifically, we plan to hire a diverse array of student and state interns as well as supervisors who have different specializations, including child therapy. In addition, our building has been designed so that we have 8 rooms exclusively dedicated to child therapy. These rooms are designed to house toys and games useful to play therapy, as well as 2-way mirrors. The mirrors allow parents to observe their children getting therapy, as well as provide a place for supervisors to observe the student and state interns, allowing them to get the best education possible.

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Can you still help me if English isn’t my primary language?

Definitely! One of our main concerns while creating INSPIR3 was to be able to reach diverse populations, since we were very aware that Nevada is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse states in the nation. We have two plans to accomplish this. The first is to hire bilingual staff members. More importantly however, we will have language translation software which recognizes and translates up to 78 different languages spoken by client and professional to facilitate understanding. This means that no one will be denied services because English is not their primary language.

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Can I specify the gender or specialty of the professional that I see?

Yes! We plan to set up our scheduling system so that clients can pick a specific mental wellness professional based on multiple aspects such as specialty, experience, gender, etc.

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Who can use your services?

Anyone! One of our primary mission goals is to provide accessible mental wellness services to the community. This will be accomplished through several methods, including the cash/insurance based model, walk-in/scheduling availability, customized rooms, on-site child care, cybertherapy and language translation software, among other things. Everything is designed to specifically cater to the needs of the community.

As a side note, INSPIR3’s design anticipates that the majority of its clientele will be low to middle income families in the Southern Nevada community. Our prices are set with the needs of this community in mind.

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Do you have a board of directors?

We do have a board of directors, as well as bylaws that govern INSPIR3 and how it is run. Each officer or director must be nominated and voted in to sit on the board for a term of 3 years. An officer or director may serve up to three terms. We are always looking for new people from the community with expertise in mental health, finance, law, fundraising, etc. to join our board. If you are interested in becoming a member of INSPIR3’s board of directors, please contact us and we will give you further information.

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Do you have any partnerships or collaborations within the community?

As a community organization, INSPIR3 is always looking to form partnerships in the community that will allow us to raise mental wellness awareness in the valley and decrease the stigma surrounding mental health. Our partnerships are also important in forming a resource network in the valley for our client base. We value strong partnerships with a diverse array of organizations to help build referral networks. Learn more about INSPIR3 & Community.

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Why should I choose INSPIR3 for my mental wellness care? What is your facility like?

INSPIR3 is currently working towards creating a custom-built facility. We aspire to become a premier mental health outpatient center that will be inviting for anyone looking to improve their quality of life. We have not only designed our building to be aesthetically appealing and energy efficient, but also functional. Each of the rooms will be soundproofed to maximize confidentiality. In addition, the rooms will be outfitted with technology that will allow for online therapy. Similarly, the rooms are uniquely designed to accommodate a diverse array of clientele, including children, families, couples, groups, and individuals. Finally, we will utilize the latest treatment advances to provide you with the maximum, most beneficial treatment possible.

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