“We must first create systems that address and change the accessibility to mental health and holistic wellness options”.
After losing her daughter’s father to suicide, PHH founder Kristen Morris-Yehiel and her daughter Eliana found healing through holistic and alternative therapies not offered by the standard model of care provided today. Kristen, being abused in the mental health system as a child saw a need for better options accessing trauma therapy and mental health services to individuals and families.
Mental health remains one of the most vexing problems in the US largely due to the stigma around mental illness and income barriers for quality care. Kristen and her daughter suffered these experiences after their traumatic loss trying to access services through the standard mental health model offered today. Kristen envisioned a community-based organization that provides trauma-informed therapy and social services with integrative holistic options that can be accessible to all. Quality mental health and wellness options should not be a privilege rather the standard.