76% of Americans believe that mental health is just as important as physical health
The National Council for Behavioral Health, the unifying voice of America’s health care organizations that delivers mental health and addiction treatment and services, issued the inaugural America’s Mental Health 2018, a comprehensive study of access to mental health care.
The study, which assesses Americans’ current access to and attitudes towards mental health services, revealed American mental health services are insufficient, and despite high demand, the root of the problem is lack of access – or the ability to find care. Furthermore, the study evidenced:
- DEMAND FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IS STRONGER THAN EVER
- A LACK OF AWARENESS OF SERVICES AND SOCIAL STIGMA AROUND SEEKING MENTAL HEALTH CARE PERSIST IN AMERICA
- LACK OF ACCESS IS THE ROOT CAUSE FOR THE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS IN AMERICA
Fortunately, in McHenry County, hope in a crisis is available to everyone, 24/7, through a free app called, MCHELP. Individuals connect via text or voice with a licensed, professional counselor. ...