Mental health: The nation needs help. Higher education can fix it.
While the nation commemorates mental health awareness month this May, too many Americans struggle to access critical care.
As of September 2022, the CDC Household Pulse Survey estimated roughly 31% of U.S. adults reported experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety. Yet, according to The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an estimated 156 million Americans live in areas with limited access to mental health professionals. More than 7,500 workers are needed to fill this gap.
Originally published: May 10, 2023
Author: Dick Senese
Institution: Capella University
Published by: University Business