The HHS is planning to launch a national evaluation to determine how prevalent mental illness is in the United States. Its results could lead to a seismic shift in the practice of medicine, clinicians say. The last time such an analysis was conducted was over a decade ago, according to the agency.
Nearly 1 in 5 American adults deals with a mental illness or substance abuse problem each year, a U.S. government study says. Oregon has the highest rate, and New Jersey the lowest, according to 2012-2014 data analyzed by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
A study determined that 9.8% to 59% of providers could offer a new patient appointment, with psychiatry appointments being particularly difficult to schedule. These findings are consistent with similar studies conducted in other regions, suggesting that access to outpatient behavioral health care is limited despite existing ACA regulations.
Despite three warnings and a multimillion-dollar fine, Kaiser Permanente still fails to provide members with appropriate access to mental health care, according to a recent survey of the HMO by the state of California.
Our findings demonstrated that DACA was opening new educational and employment opportunities for recipients, improving individual lives and boosting local economies. DACA led to an overall decrease in stress, helping them to perform better in their jobs and in their studies.
The history of police use of force against people of color is as old as the nation itself, but it’s only recently that police are contending with another major factor in police violence: mental health.
Black women are much less likely to report suffering from depression than white women are, a new study suggests.