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INSPIR3 will help to address the mental health professional shortage by offering one of the first large-scale training facilities in Nevada. Our proposed model offers 120 intern positions per year to post-graduate and state interns in the fields of social work, therapy, counseling, psychology, and psychiatry. Our interns will specialize in a variety of areas such as crisis stabilization care, detox, substance abuse and drug addiction treatment, child therapy, and post-traumatic stress therapy.
INSPIR3 expects to serve approximately 25,000 people per year and will offer integrated care to the community at a single location. Inpatient, outpatient and psychiatric ER services will target populations such as veterans, elderly, homeless, and adolescents (see more comprehensive list below). Online therapy will help to treat rural populations (including Native American and mobility challenged populations). Additional technology innovations (e.g. language translation software, text-to-speech, etc.) will help to bridge gaps between historically marginalized populations and our services. Psychological testing and evaluation will target court-mandated and juvenile justice populations, as well as students needing individual education programs (IEP). A workforce training program aimed at mentoring populations to re-enter the workforce with built-in supports will help develop essential skills while also giving clients the confidence to continue working to be their best. Further, group therapy, support groups, and community education classes will help increase awareness and decrease mental health stigma, while helping the community develop essential skills and support networks.
Consequently, INSPIR3’s interns will have exposure to best practices in treating the full spectrum of mental illness and drug treatment. Our quality, trained professionals will be able to pass on their educational insights at existing centers, thus spreading a new paradigm in mental health equity and the culture of health. Further, the use of student and state interns allows INSPIR3 to offer reduced-cost services to the community, increasing access to care while maintaining a sustainable organization.
Finally, partnerships with public organizations, government entities, and local non-profits will provide cost savings by integrating services and reducing service overlap. These partnerships will help INSPIR3 expand service opportunities for clients to include mobile mental health, primary care, speech pathology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and nutrition, with INSPIR3 acting as the central hub for mental health service delivery.