“Quite surprisingly, we found that people with intermediate educational levels were suffering more mental health problems during the crisis than any other group, and this occurred regardless of whether they were employed or unemployed,” says Juan Antonio Córdoba Doña.
There is a strong correlation between financial and emotional well-being. Financial difficulty is often accompanied by anxiety and even shame. Debt has also been proven to worsen the condition of individuals already suffering from mental health issues. Symptoms of anxiety and depression can be brought on and/or worsened due to feelings of pessimism about the future, fear of the consequences of going into debt, marital and familial conflicts stemming from financial issues, and the prospect of giving up control of one’s financial affairs. Existing mental health problems can also make it more difficult for individuals to hold down jobs and move up the career ladder, stay motivated to keep track of finances, and can impair wise financial decision making.
Alabama Senator Cam Ward, an Alabaster Republican, said Tuesday that counties currently pay for detainees’ psychiatric health care. He has introduced a bill that would shift 70 percent of those costs to the federal government under Medicaid.
Government funding is “locked down in the dysfunctional hospital system” rather than being invested in community mental health services where it is most needed, Australia’s national mental health commissioner says.
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Mental illness continues to be a largely neglected area of health funding in the grand scheme of where philanthropic dollars go.
The pricing of weekly therapy sessions coupled with non-generic medications can see a sufferer’s monthly totals hit over €400 ($426).
Four years after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, millions of dollars have been spent on mental health services ranging from in-school psychologists to horse therapy, records show.
ReNew Resale, is not your typical secondhand store: It offers second chances to families struggling with mental illness.
The House overwhelmingly passed a far-reaching measure on Wednesday to increase funding for research into cancer and other diseases and address weaknesses in the nation’s mental health systems.
A lack of funding and coordinated programs is leaving residents without desperately needed counselling services, which could help break the chain of despair and hopelessness enveloping entire communities.
The Texas Education Agency’s decision to set an 8.5 percent target for special education enrollment has led schools to cut services for children with all types of disabilities, but mentally ill students have been disproportionately affected.
“It is a national scandal that opportunities to prevent mental illness from occurring in childhood are being missed because of unacceptably low investment,” said Prof Sir Simon Wessely, the president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
This week, McCray launched Cities Thrive, a nationwide coalition that seeks to drive mental health reform on a local and national level across America.
Ireland’s Fianna Fáil has called on the Government to increase funding for mental health services.
Texas’ 85th legislative session will not make cuts to mental health care funding—despite having to make reductions in other areas.
A presidential task force made recommendations Friday including $9.3 million in funding to improve enforcement of the federal parity law.