Your Generosity in Action
2022 IMPACT REPORT
Kids’ Minds Matter was founded in 2016 to address the need for pediatric mental health services in our region. Thanks to your generosity, advocacy and support, we made significant progress in the 2021-2022 fiscal year.
IMPROVING ACCESS TO CARE
BUILDING CAPACITY IN THE REGION
NAVIGATING MENTAL HEALTH
OUR CHILDREN ARE IN CRISIS
from 2020 to 2021.
This increased an additional 10% from 2021 to 2022.
Florida’s Baker Act law is a means of providing individuals with emergency services and temporary detention for up to 72 hours for mental health. Up until now, the policy was the same for adults as it was for children. Lee Health is working to change that.
Strengthening Community Engagement and Partnership
MEETING THE NEED
Since 2020, Southwest Florida has seen tremendous growth. But prior to the pandemic, we were seeing an increased need for mental health services in our region. Our children were in crisis, and before we could address the current need, new families began moving into our market. The need has grown.
Additional providers and resources have reduced the wait time for help, but pediatric behavioral health appointment wait times still exist.
6 MONTH WAIT for neuro-developmental conditions and autism spectrum
2 YEARS for a psychology appointment
6-8 WEEKS for psychiatry and 3 WEEKS for an urgent psychiatry appointment for youth
How Kids’ Minds Matter is Making an Impact
Since its inception, Kids’ Minds Matter has made significant advances to meet children’s mental and behavioral health care needs in our community. Thanks to many generous supporters and passionate advocates, we are making an impact on more children than ever before! Learn how this support has enhanced Kids’ Minds Matter’s reach, increased the number of providers and aided in the collaboration of partners in our community.