Providing behavioral health resources to rural communities

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Knoxville, Tenn. (WATE) – Fast Pace Health’s behavioral health team focuses on treating patients with behavioral health issues including depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD and other psychiatric conditions at the using appropriate medication and/or psychotherapy. Patients’ individualized treatment plans depend on their unique needs and medical circumstances.

Behavioral health issues affect up to 1 in 5 people in the United States (US Department of Health and Human Services) and can be seriously disabling. At Fast Pace Health, psychiatric nurse practitioners, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed professional counselors provide outpatient care to patients of all ages with behavioral health issues.

This week, Director of Behavioral Health Nikita Duke joined us to talk about the stigma surrounding behavioral health, as well as the resources available to help patients in more rural communities. Learn more at

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