Guardian Behavioral Health Foundation is a 501c3 organization dedicated to bridging the gap between individuals living with mental illness and the services they need and deserve.
According a 2012 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report, an estimated 43.7 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States had a mental illness in the past year. This represents 18.6 percent of all adults in this country. Half of all mental health dollars in the state of Florida are spent on institutional care.
Rather than spending money to cycle individuals through prisons and hospitals, Guardian seeks to catch those who have fallen through the cracks and support medication adherence in the community; in doing so, we prevent future spending on programs that are not effective and have no proven long-term benefit to the client or the community.