In January, Cairn alumnus Troy Brindle ’93 was featured in a mini documentary called “Social Workers Promote Healthy Minds & Bodies.”
Nearly 1 in 25 adults in America lives with serious mental health issues, and approximately 60% of them did not receive any mental health treatment in 2017. The National Association of Social Workers created this documentary as a resource to raise awareness of the prevalence of mental health issues in America, help people fully embrace the value of early diagnosis and treatment of mental illness, and support a cultural shift in how we view and treat mental illness.
“Treating patients directly inside primary care settings not only reduces the stigma associated with mental health disorders but also increases overall patient compliance with continuing in treatment,” said Troy Brindle. “The goal of integrating behavioral health services within the primary care setting is to improve a patient’s overall health by increasing access to behavioral health services, providing better coordination of patient care, and reducing the total medical expense in order to produce a healthier consumer.”
Troy Brindle graduated from Cairn University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and a BS in Bible. He is a licensed social worker, qualified clinical social worker, and licensed clinical social worker. In 2015, Troy was awarded Cairn’s Alumni Recognition Award for uniquely distinguishing himself in fulfilling the University mission of service to Christ through his role in social work.
Currently, Troy is the Co-owner and Director of Business Development for Springfield Psychological, a licensed mental health practice committed to providing outstanding and affordable therapy since 1985.