Health Evolution March 23, 2023
Ashley Antonelli

The United States is grappling with a mental and behavioral health care crisis. In recent years, we’ve seen significant growth in mental and behavioral health needs, which has placed increased strain on the country’s already inadequate mental and behavioral health care infrastructure. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)/CNN mental health survey found that 27% of adult respondents reported there was a time in the 12 months leading up to the survey when they thought they needed mental health services or medication but did not receive them.

Studies also show there are severe disparities in prevalence of mental and behavioral health conditions and access to care among certain populations. For example, research conducted by the CDC has found racial and ethnic...

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