Mental Health Care Should Be Available for All, Not a Luxury
Briefly

Rates of mental illness were already high in the U.S., but the pandemic intensified everything: Illness, loneliness, job loss, grief, and other stressors related to COVID induced a nationwide rise in anxiety and depression.As difficult as the pandemic has been, however, it hit some groups far harder than others.It exacerbated social and economic inequities already known to drive and sustain poor mental health among marginalized communities.Those in rural America, already less likely to receive mental health care than those in urban areas, were particularly hard hit.
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And for those who were unhoused or formerly incarcerated, the consequences have been profound.
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Now experts in the mental health field are acknowledging that they must confront ugly truths in the American health-care system, including structural racism and classism.
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The pandemic was an urgent wake-up call for providers, community stakeholders and politicians, prompting them to reimagine mental health care and delivery.
Read at Scientific American
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