AXIOS May 24, 2024
Caitlin Owens

COVID forced us to talk — a lot — about Americans’ deteriorating mental health. Four years later, the scale of the problem hardly appears to have gotten better, in large part because the system (perhaps unsurprisingly) remains ill-equipped to do much about it.

Why it matters: The complexities of mental illness, stressors of modern life and a dearth of straightforward solutions present barriers that we don’t really even know how to start climbing.

  • And in most cases, problems stuffed under the umbrella of mental health won’t be solved by the health care system alone.
  • “We’ve gotten better at measuring the extent of mental health problems…but we do not have good strategies for addressing a lot of them,” said Sherry...

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