Our Mission...For ENRICH Outsiders to improve their mental health and wellbeing, without spending a small fortune and a lifetime doing so.
...To use psychoeducation and CBT Influenced self-awareness activities to destigmatize mental health service for ENRICH Outsiders - no matter where they are in the world.
We plan to meet the unique mental health needs of anyone who feels like an outsider. Who is an outsider? You can be an outsider based on your ENRICH…Your Ethnicity, Nationality, Race, Identity, Culture, or Heritage. Your Identity includes your Gender, Age, Sexual Orientation, Education, Disability and Socio-Economic Status.
You can be an outsider at work, at school, at home, in your family, in your friendships, in your city, in your adopted country, in your chosen country. We see all outsiders…We serve all outsiders…
We know a one-size-fits-all approach to mental health doesn’t work, especially since outsiders based on ENRICH are less likely to seek treatment or receive culturally appropriate care.
We commit to providing effective mental health and wellness services for you…
Psychoeducation for ENRICH Outsiders…
In the US the majority of psychotherapists are white (82%). This, coupled with the high financial costs, means that ENRICH Outsiders and BIPOC are generally less inclined to access mental health services because of the therapist’s perceived lack of understanding when it comes to ethnicity, nationality, race, identity, culture and heritage. This lack of access and exposure has led to fear (of the unknown), anxiety and self-sabotage of the therapeutic process.
An ENRICH Outsider's lived experience can be misinterpreted by a white therapist and lead to dangerous misdiagnoses.
Self-awareness is key!
BEFORE psychotherapy ENRICH Outsiders are best served by Psychoeducation. This increases self-awareness and self-efficacy by providing ENRICH Outsiders with the tools to set goals for their treatment and overcome challenges as they progress through therapy.
When ENRICH Outsiders feel at their most vulnerable and have never been in psychotherapy, psychoeducation is a perfect starting point to gain knowledge and understanding.
This knowledge provides a sense of security and control to ENRICH Outsiders by providing a framework of understanding about mental health.
If you are an ENRICH Outsider and you gain more understanding about your condition, you are more willing to participate in setting goals and self-managing your behavior, emotions, and thoughts based on the psychoeducation you received.
Psychoeducation has become such an important part of the therapeutic process that it is now considered an integral part of client treatment as the client learns to develop coping skills and strategies for mental health wellbeing.
Psychoeducation provides a number of benefits including:
Alleviates potential ambivalence and fear about psychotherapy
Provides coping tools to overcome obstacles
Aids in setting goals
Develops insight into experiences
Once the ignorance and fear is addressed through psychoeducation and self-help, you are more likely to succeed with psychotherapy, and can seek one-on-one help.
But traditional psychotherapy is beset by an array of challenges including a resistance to change the somewhat antiquated weekly model of treatment, clients’ perceived ineffectiveness, relatively high cost, the consistent time investment/commitment and the low availability of suitably trained expert help.
Hence ENRICH has developed services which are more in-line with today’s reality. Services which are more cost-effective, time-efficient, concise, widely available and attainable than the traditional weekly talk-based approach.
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