Providing access to mental health services is a public health responsibility, same as making sure children are receiving proper health care, the elderly are covered with Medicare and preventing and managing infectious diseases.
Approximately 1 in 5 Americans have a mental health problem in any given year!
Only 1 in 3 will receive mental health care services.
20% of our youth(ages 13-18) suffer with a mental health condition.
Depression remains the #1 disability - Worldwide!
We have to do better - we have to stop the stigma and work to make sure people are able to access mental health services.