Mental Health, Press Release
United States of Care Recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month
During Mental Health Awareness Month, USofCare affirms our commitment to promoting policy solutions that ensure people with behavioral health conditions can access affordable care. Mental health affects everyone, yet our health care system continues to treat behavioral health as a specialty service. We strongly encourage states to take steps to increase the affordability of mental health treatment, enforce mental health parity laws, and simplify the claims process so families will not unfairly be denied coverage.
Mental Health, News & Updates, State Efforts
Duluth News Tribune – Tough days for those in pain – Minnesota must improve its mental health parity
Access to mental health services is elusive for many, and deaths from drug and alcohol misuse and suicide have skyrocketed. Few individuals who have a mental health need get the care they need. In Minnesota, mental health parity must be improved so that it is no longer seen as a separate and distinct element from physical care. Read the full op-ed on Duluth News Tribune.