Understanding The Problem

There is a mental health crisis on college campuses. Between 2007 and 2017, the percentage of college students who reported a mental health diagnosis rose from 22% to 36% and those seeking treatment increased from 19% to 34%. Covid-19 only exacerbated the issue. In fact, 64% of students who leave college without graduating cite mental health concerns as a major contributing factor.

Colleges and universities want to take care of their students but it’s an uphill battle. Counseling departments throughout the great state of North Carolina and around the country are facing untenable demands.

The reason is simple: colleges and universities are not treatment providers. The demands being placed on higher education institutions are unrealistic. We’re here to help.

AIM partners with colleges and universities to better address student wellness needs.

Lack of tailored solutions
for college students.
  • Without adequate treatment, young adults experiencing a mental health issue are more likely to receive lower GPAs, drop out of college or be unemployed than their peers who do not have a mental health challenge. – NAMI
  • Students have emphasized the critical need for the following services and support to be available on campus:
    • Mental health training for faculty, staff, and students
    • Suicide prevention programs
    • Peer-run, student mental health organizations
    • Mental health information during campus tours, orientation, health classes, and other campus-wide events
    • Walk-in student health centers, 24-hour crisis hotlines, ongoing individual counseling services, screening and evaluation services, and comprehensive referrals to off-campus services and supports” – NAMI
Mental health
diagnoses are increasing.
  • More than 30 percent of college students have been diagnosed or treated by a professional for a mental health condition within the past year. – NAMI
  • Between 2011 and 2015, a 54% increase in psychiatric ED visits per 1000 US youth were observed among adolescents – American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Beginning in April 2020, the proportion of children’s mental health-related ED visits among all pediatric ED visits increased and remained elevated through October. Compared with 2019, the proportion of mental health-related visits for children aged 5–11 and 12–17 years increased approximately 24%. and 31%, respectively. – CDC
  • Suicidal ideation continues to increase among adults in the U.S. and increased by 664,000 people from last year’s dataset. The national rate of suicidal ideation among adults has increased every year since 2011-2012. – Mental Health America
  • Mental illness and substance use disorders are involved in 1 out of every 8 emergency department visits by a U.S. adult (estimated 12 million visits) – NAMI
  • Mood disorders are the most common cause of hospitalization for all people in the U.S. under age 45 (after excluding hospitalization relating to pregnancy and birth) – NAMI
  • During August 2020–February 2021, the percentage of adults with recent symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorders increased from 36.4% to 41.5%, and increases were largest among adults aged 18–29 years old. – CDC
University constraints
don’t allow in-house
solutions.
  • More than 45 percent of young adults who stopped attending college because of mental health-related reasons did not request accommodations. 50 percent of them did not access mental health services and support either.
  • Overall, 40 percent of students with diagnosable mental health conditions did not seek help. 57 percent of them did not request accommodations from their school.
  • The concern of stigma is the number one reason students do not seek help.” – NAMI
  • Almost 73 percent of students living with a mental health condition experienced a mental health crisis on campus. Yet, 34.2 percent reported that their college did not know about their crisis.” – NAMI
Demand for treatment
is skyrocketing.
  • The demand for mental health services and supports in community colleges is expected to increase in the next several years. The increase in enrollment alone is justification for expanding and enhancing mental health services and supports available on college campuses and communities. – NAMI
  • Nearly two-thirds of students who developed substance abuse problems also were found to suffer from mental health disorders, such as anxiety and depression. – Mayo Clinic
  • 30% of students reported feeling depressed in the past year. – Mayo Clinic
  • Half of the students reported feeling overwhelmingly anxious in the past year. – Mayo Clinic
  • Up to 44% of college students reported having symptoms of depression and anxiety. – Mayo Clinic
  • The percentage of adults with a mental illness who report an unmet need for treatment has increased every year since 2011. In 2019, 24.7% of adults with a mental illness report an unmet need for treatment. – Mental Health America
  • Over half of adults with a mental illness do not receive treatment, totaling over 27 million adults in the U.S. who are going untreated. – Mental Health America

Evidence-based care, tailored to college students, delivered in-person and virtually throughout North Carolina.

Our Services

Medication
Management

Psychiatric
Evaluations

Counseling &
Pyschotherapy

Preventative
Primary Care

Care
Coordination

AIM does not provide student support in siloes. Instead, we use a model of integrated care that addresses students’ wellness by providing both physical and mental health services. Counseling and psychotherapy are offered alongside medication management and primary care to address multiple dimensions of wellness. This holistic model provides students with the needed support to excel in the academic environment.

AIM serves as the single point of referral for any student with mental health needs. After a student enters the AIM treatment ecosystem, they will receive clinical services or specialist referrals along with case management and care coordination, so that no student falls through the cracks. AIM works with existing university healthcare infrastructure to better inform the university of student outcomes and coordinate research initiatives that address student wellness.

We understand the North Carolina landscape.
We’re dedicated to increasing access to quality, affordable healthcare for college students.

The AIM Advantage

Experienced integrated healthcare professionals in North Carolina.

To provide better access to quality, affordable mental health services, you have to have a deep understanding of the landscape. Our team has built integrated healthcare organizations in North Carolina. We bring years of experience in direct service, healthcare administration, and network building to address the mental health crisis on college campuses. AIM’s team is values-based and mission-driven.

Compassionate, experienced, & diverse providers focused on young adults

To reflect the ever-changing demographics of North Carolina college students, our incredible team is a celebration of professionalism, experience, and diversity. Each of our staff is dedicated to helping young adults transition into adulthood by handling all aspects of their wellness and mental health journies. We are here to make sure that both our patients and our community succeed.

Cutting edge technology and digital therapeutics for virtual care.

Healthcare is undergoing a digital revolution. This extends far beyond providing telehealth solutions. We are partnered with cutting-edge technology companies that allow us to extend the reach of our care. Students today want fast access, adaptive learning curriculum, and that’s what we provide. Our platform is designed to meet students’ needs and extend the impact of in-person and virtual care.

Tripp Johnson is a serial healthcare entrepreneur who’s dedicated his post-military professional life to serving young adults. He is the co-founder of Advaita Integrated Medicine, Advaita Health Ventures, and Green Hill Recovery. Tripp is passionate about making quality healthcare more affordable and accessible through innovative business models and technology-focused solutions.

Brad is the CEO Emeritus for BCBSNC and Chair of the BCBSNC Foundation. He served as Gov. Jim Hunt’s general counsel and is a past chair of the UNC Board of Governors. Brad serves on numerous public and private boards and is a lifelong North Carolinian with degrees from Appalachian State, Wake Forest, and Duke. He brings valuable experience in healthcare, law, higher education, and politics.

Dr. Hendree Jones is the Executive Director of UNC-Horizons and an internationally recognized expert in behavioral and pharmacologic treatments for pregnant women and their children. Dr. Jones has received continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health since 1994 and has over 200 peer reviewed publications. Dr. Jones is an advisor to the UN, WHO, SAMHSA, ASAM, and ACOG through which she consults throughout the United States and internationally. Dr. Jones brings valuable experience in grant writing, research, and healthcare administration to the AHV advisory board.

Hunt Broyill holds several positions within the Broyhill family offices and serves as President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BMC Fund and Chief Executive Officer of Broyhill Asset Management. Hunt brings valuable experience in capital allocation, real estate, and investor relations to the AHV advisory board.

John Roos is the retired Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. Under Roos’s tenure, the company’s revenue grew from $1.5 billion to $9.5 billion, while adding 1 million members. John brings valuable experience in growth strategy, enterprise sales, and provider contracting to the AHV advisory board.

Alan Hughes was formerly the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. In addition to BCBS, Alan held officer positions in both operations and technology at GE Commercial Finance, Deutsche Bank and American Express. Alan brings a unique combination of efficient process design and technological problem solving to the AHV advisory board.

Lynn is the CEO of Broadstep. Previously, Lynn held various roles in both healthcare and finance where she oversaw multi-site, multi-state organizations within primary care, acute and chronic services, hospitals, and pharmacies. Lynn brings valuable experience in healthcare leadership, recruiting, and growth strategy to the AHV advisory board.

Gregory Ng is the CEO of Brooks Bell. In his nearly 25 years in marketing, Greg has created innovative solutions leading to digital and cognitive transformations for the biggest high-tech, retail and financial brands in the world. Greg adds knowledge in marketing strategy, content production, and brand awareness to the AHV advisory board.

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