Mental health Reform has been a hot topic for many years now. Mental Health Reform is the process of changing how mental health care is delivered to those who need it and their families and communities.
This includes both prevention and treatment methods that are tailored to individual needs. In addition, it also provides better coordination among all service providers so they can offer more integrated services to people with mental illness or other chronic conditions, such as physical disabilities or substance abuse problems.
There are three reasons why mental health reforms are important:
1) Mental Illnesses have a large impact on society
According to statistics, Mental illness can affect one in five adults in America every year, which means that approximately 43 million Americans regularly experience some form of mental illness this year. Mental illness can also affect children and adolescents, as well as older adults.
This means that mental health reform is important because it will help address the large impact of Mental Illnesses on society.
2) Mental Illnesses costs more than $193 billion annually
Mental illnesses such as depression or schizophrenia significantly affect our population due to their high prevalence rates at one in five Americans suffering from some form of mental illness. Treatment and indirect expenses (lost productivity) are very costly; estimated to be $200 billion annually, affecting approximately 43 million people every year through direct medical care, medication management services, hospitalization expenses, etc.
Mental health reform addresses this critical issue by providing better coordination among all service providers to offer more integrated services to people.
3) Mental illness leads to decreased employment rates
Mental health reform provides better coordination among all service providers to offer more integrated services to people who need them the most, which will lead to increased employment rates and overall productivity for those struggling with a severe mental illness such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.