How Are we Going to Solve the Behavioral Health Crisis with Lisa Henderson

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Welcome back to the outcomes. Rocket saw Marquez's here and that I had the privilege of hosting Lisa Henderson. She is the CO founder and Chief Operating Officer at synchronous health. Her previous experience includes experience as an adjunct faculty at the Vanderbilt Cup. Periodic College chair the Southern Region at the American Counseling Association and also pass President Tennessee Counseling Association among other leadership roles. Her focus has always been on health and also mental health of communities and individuals, and with her work at synchronous health, the impact that they're making at a broader scale in. In Times of great need is just extraordinary, so I'm I'm excited to to dive into the conversation with Lisa and in the work that she and her team are are up to, but before that Lisa at one welcome you to the gas much for having me absolutely, it's a true pleasure, so you know before we dive into what you guys do. At synchronous health I want to understand better. What inspires your work in healthcare sir? So I started my career when I was planning my career and I was in Undergrad. In went straight into Grad school after that I actually got a masters in health education promotion, and so it was really focused on helping people live healthier lives and part of that research experience in that masters program was to be a health coach when police officers. It was really fine. had some great sessions where you know, I would have to kind of barter with them. So if I wanted the person who was leading the SWAT team, his stress levels were incredibly high humans and sleeping well and so I wanted him to do yoga in order for him to agree to do Yoga I had to meet him at the shooting range and. Learn how to shoot a pissed off, so you know being able to kind of meet people where they are and help them learn. New Skills was really fun, but the same time. It was so clear to me that. Those officers were living with so much more than just obesity and trouble sleeping. They were living with anxiety and depression and worry and guilt and. All the things that humans experience and it was just kind of sitting there and my training as a health coach really didn't give me the tools to address those things so I went back to school, and got a masters in counseling, so that I could get into those deeper sorts of issues with folks, and it's been just so rewarding percents to be able to kind of take both sides of health What are you doing on the behavioral side? In terms of lifestyle choices and out. Adherent to your treatment plans in taking your medication and things like that, but also why in what? What is the underlying factor of? Depression or anxiety or family conflict? Are you know other things going on that lead to the decisions that affect your health? Yeah so cool, so you got this this masters in public health education and you said this doesn't really do it i. want to dig deeper help. These people more their stressed. There's there's a lot here and you went to go. Get Your Masters and mental health, and it unlocked a lot of things and you know I. It looks and sounds like you did the right thing lease I mean now you're you're you're part of this this really unique company addressing a lot of these issues at scale. Tell me about how it happened and and folks Leeson. We're having some fun connecting before the podcast that I shared my story with their vow had a couple offers the people wanting to buy outcomes rocket before it was, it was it was a business profitable business and the pressures that I got at home, saying no to those offers. Lisa I. WanNa Hear Your Story. We were saving it here for for us to share it with the listeners to tell me how synchronous help happened and and what exactly you guys are doing. The add value to the healthcare ecosystem sure. So similar to your experience, so one of my co are three of us. Co Founders of synchronised Health Katie, Moore. Guy Barnard, Myself Katie and I are both mental health. Clinicians report together for about ten years and several years ago, we started a treatment center and the first sort of level of programming that we provided as. Intensive outpatient, so we had people with us in our services in our program for nine hours a week and we would have them for. One to four months, and even folks who had been with us for nine hours a week would still come in and say I forgot or I was too stressed or I was triggered to use the skills that we're learning while we're here and then have them show up when I meet them in real life, and so we were thinking okay. They don't need clinical criteria for a higher level of care. We're. We're not seeing the improvement that we WANNA see. We could keep doing more of the everything we were doing. Was Evidence based and supported by research? So it's not like you know what we were doing was in any way deficient. It just wasn't heading them at the right time and place when they really needed it,

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