Arkansas ranks near the bottom – 46th in the nation for availability of beds for psychiatric patients. Furthermore, Arkansas struggles with a physician shortage, and is, ironically, ranked 46th in the number of physicians available per capita as well. Sadly, 56% of Arkansans suffering from mental health illnesses are not receiving treatment and suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in our state.
At Baptist Health, our healing ministry cares for the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. Our vision is to remain responsive to the state’s unmet needs by addressing shortages in specialty providers and patient beds, and to expand its behavioral health services to provide compassion, hope, and healing to Arkansans.
Proceeds from the event will provide resources needed to strengthen Baptist Health’s Behavioral Health Services. Your partnership and donations are needed for the Little Rock Open, and the health of Arkansans!