In 2020, Big Sky, Montana did not have a single mental health care provider to serve a population of 2,900 (Source: Psychology Today). In an area dominated by seasonal work, extreme weather, and under the pressure of economic growth, Big Sky was ready for a shift in the community approach to mental healthcare. I worked closely with Buz Davis to design a distinct report that uplifted their findings and imagined a Big Sky where folks were able to access a service, regardless of cost. Read the full report here.
Throughout the report, the use of gradients and a noise overlay signals the mental distortion of untreated behavioral health. These custom graphics and visualizations to give weight to the data and contextualize quantity.
If you or someone you know is experiencing mental health challenges, contact SAMHSA’s National Helpline, via call +1 (800) 662-4357 or text message 435748.