Cost of Mental Health Services
The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) has just released its annual report on drug use and mental health disorders in America, and its findings confirm: Americans cannot afford the cost of their mental health treatment — even if they have insurance.
The report estimates that 45.6 million American adults suffered from Any Mental Illness (AMI) in 2011, comprising 19.6 percent of the adult population. Of that 45.6 million, a meager 38.2 percent received any sort of mental health services — and this graph breaks down why:
While 15 percent of Americans suffering from AMI cited inadequate insurance coverage as their main obstacle to seeking care, a staggering 50 percent said that mental treatment costs are simply too high. And that number includes both insured and uninsured Americans, illustrating how expensive out-of-pocket costs for mental health care are relative to the available coverage.
The data also highlights the damage done by the cultural stigma associated with such care. Over 37 percent of Americans who should have received treatment didn’t believe that they needed any or that treatment wouldn’t help — a dangerous assumption that is likely to exacerbate mental illness — and an additional 35 percent were afraid of negative social consequences or being institutionalized.cna classes hands on training online entrepreneur ideas start up company ideas describe entrepreneurship elearn punjab best digital marketing course phlebotomy classes up board result 2022 12th mega entrepreneur luke lang crowdcube up board result 2022 equity crowdfunding companies costco enterprise websites like indiegogo proptech startups ppl crowdfunding social crowdfunding fashinza funding enterprise union station second generation entrepreneur fsma crowdfunding karakter entrepreneur give at least five names of entrepreneurs largest crowd funded projects crowdstreet opportunity zone voclet startup resources daisy tron crowdfunding theranos board lifestyle entrepreneur examples lsa course guide entrepreneurship and regional development 1619 project curriculum 12th rbse result 2022 impact guru piyush jain typing classes near me correspondence courses primary schools near me innovative entrepreneur best education itil certification rural entrepreneurship naveen jain viome computer coaching near me