Array Behavioral Care Applauds Biden Administration’s Commitment to Address National Mental Health Crisis

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J.— Array Behavioral Care, the nation’s leading virtual psychiatry and therapy practice, responded to President Joe Biden’s vision for a national mental health strategy to strengthen system capacity, connect more Americans to care, and create a continuum of support. During his first State of the Union Address, President Biden called for getting, “…all Americans the mental health services they need. More people they can turn to for help, and full parity between physical and mental health care.”

“President Biden’s recent declaration was proof that our nation’s mental health crisis is a priority, at the highest level of government,” said CEO Geoffrey Boyce. “We urge all behavioral health clinicians and organizations everywhere to answer the call to take on mental health in any way possible—and as the President stated, ‘especially for our children, whose lives have been turned upside down.’ On behalf of the thousands of clinicians and staff nationwide, Array is energized by the Biden Administration’s commitment to transform how mental health services are accessed in America and will continue to play an integral role in creating a healthcare system that is equitable and accessible to patients across the continuum of care.”

As one of the earliest advocates of telepsychiatry more than 20 years ago, Array has worked to improve regulations that increase the ease-of-use of telepsychiatry in homes, hospitals, and primary care offices for patients and clinicians. Telebehavioral care services for adults and children are actively delivered by Array in all of these care settings, including hospitals in rural communities like Sidney Health Center in Montana and VCU Tappahannock in Virginia, an adult and one-of-a-kind pediatric Collaborative Care treatment program with United Physicians, an independent physician organization of 2,000 providers in Michigan, and in patients’ homes nationwide via Array AtHome.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically exacerbated a long-standing challenge of capacity: traditional models of direct care inefficiently use our behavioral care workforce and limits the number of patients who can be treated,” added Dr. Jim Varrell, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Array Behavioral Care. “The data continues to show that behavioral healthcare delivered through technology can reduce barriers to care and increase access to a broad range of treatment options and be effectively delivered to families in every clinical setting, regardless of where someone lives.”

About Array

Array Behavioral Care is the nation’s leading clinician-centric virtual psychiatry and therapy practice with a mission to transform access to quality, timely behavioral health care. Array offers telepsychiatry solutions and services across the continuum of care, from hospital to home, through its OnDemand, Scheduled and AtHome divisions. For more than 20 years, Array has partnered with hundreds of hospitals and health systems, community health care organizations and payers of all sizes to expand access to care and improve outcomes for underserved individuals, facilities and communities. As an industry pioneer and established thought leader, Array has helped shape the field, define the standard of care and advocate for improved telepsychiatry-friendly regulations. To learn more, visit www.arraybc.com.

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