Mental health is not receiving proper treatment

Mental health is not receiving proper treatment

Mental health was America´s highest healthcare cost in 2016.

Treating health conditions is the most costly medical condition in the U.S.

1 in 5 adults across the country deals with such conditions.

However, 56% of American adults with the illness did not receive treatment.

The United States spends an estimated $201 billion on disorders like anxiety and depression, but no great progress is seen.

Since 1996, psychological health conditions have spiked and become a challenge for public health.

Only a decade ago, heart conditions cost the US far more than cerebral health disorders, but tables have changed.

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Mental illness in youth is growing

Youth depression increased from 8.5% in 2011 to 11.1% in 2014.

But the real problem comes in treatment, as 80% of youth are left with no or insufficient treatment.

Some states across the country have been cutting back regarding mental health treatment, putting more pressure on a growing issue.

Workplace at risk

In states with the lowest workforce, there is only one mental health professional per 1,000 individuals.

No treatment: More imprisonment

Less access to care is proven to mean a higher rate of imprisonment.

States like Alabama and Arkansas had the least access to care and the highest rate of imprisonment.

Gathering and providing up-to-date data is the best way to take on the increasing risk of mental health.

A matter of public attention

The cases of Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, and most recently Sinead O’Connor have made the matter take a new flight.

People dealing with this are asking for help, and we must start listening.

With information from HealthCare Recruiters and Mental Health America