It’s a great challenge to make our services known to the vast population of uninsured New Yorkers who struggle to find affordable mental health care. You can help by taking two quick, simple steps that will increase the prominence of our website: Follow our blog and Like our Facebook page.
Please take a moment to do the following:
1. Visit our new website therapysafetynet.org and locate the Follow button in the lower right hand corner. Click the Follow button and enter your email address when prompted.
2. If you are a Facebook user, visit Facebook.com/TherapySafetyNet and “Like” our page.
Simply taking these two steps will be a huge help to our organization. The more TherapySafetyNet makes use of social networking, the lower our advertising costs. We learned in our Four-Year Outcome Evaluation that 68 percent of prospective clients found TherapySafetyNet by way of an internet search from paid advertising (i.e. Google Adwords).
While we continue to make use of participating professionals’ annual dues payments for paid advertising, our primary outreach strategy is to increase TherapySafetyNet’s visibility through social networking, which is somewhat more labor intensive but can reduce our reliance on paid advertisements.
Social networking is also more effective in its reach: While an advertisement might be seen once by a prospective client, a Blog or Facebook entry might be seen by many prospective clients and professional referral sources over a long period of time.
If you feel moved to do even more, there are plenty of additional ways to help our web presence:
- Comment on any of the information we post on our website or Facebook page.
- Share or repost information information posted by TherapySafetyNet to your own social or professional networks.
- Become a Blogger for TherapySafetyNet—contact us for details.
Administered by its volunteer coalition members, TherapySafetyNet operates as a free referral service to connect uninsured New Yorkers with affordable psychotherapy in private practice settings. Each of our participating psychologists and social workers work with uninsured clients at significantly reduced fees according to an income-sensitive sliding scale. To learn more about our coalition of socially responsible therapists and the services we offer, visit TherapySafetyNet.org.