Our Mission

Enhancing mental wellness and aiming to improve the quality of life for individuals and families. 

 

To be a leading mental wellness organization in the Mid-South, committed to increasing awareness and addressing the lack of options for quality, mental health services.

Our community needs Apple Seeds!!! The need for mental health support is great, and it goes largely unmet. 

  • According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 50% of people in the United States will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder during their lifetime; and in a given year, 1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness.

 

  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for individuals, ages 15-34. 

  • In Shelby County there is an estimated one mental health provider for every 2,229 people, leaving fewer than 430 practitioners to serve the population of nearly 1,000,000 residents.

  • Nearly 1 in 7 women experience postpartum depression, yet 15% receive professional help, leaving a staggering 500,000-750,000 moms untreated each year. 

  • Postpartum Depression is the most frequently occurring health issue that a new mother faces after childbirth. 

 

  • African Americans have additional risk factors and are twice as likely to experience postpartum depression. 

 

  • Multiple barriers exist because of fears, stigmas, misconceptions, cultural norms, beliefs and underlying or undetected mental health concerns that hinder screening and treatment. 

Contact Us

Email:

appleseedsmemphis@gmail.com

Phone: 901-209-1093

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