In July 2022 the federal government approved a $21 billion funding package for mental-health and substance-use disorders. The spending package was in response to a jump in substance abuse and a suicide rate that increased 33% from 1999 through 2017, making it the 10th-leading cause of death in the U.S, according to the most recent federal data.
Yes, our mental healthcare system needs more funding to provide a higher quality of care and services
I am a grandmother of 2 boy's now 13 and 15 wow this has been a roller coaster ride they both have had to have mental health help and the 13 year old has been thrown under the bus with so many meds that helped and did not help I have learned so much about mental health I have had to kick and scream for my 13 year old and will until my last breath. This is just a tip of the ice burg. Every day is a new lesson.
Yes, if they're not funding forced treatment and harmful medications. They also should stop diagnosing things that aren't mental illnesses like ODD. I'm an anarchist and I might be considered mentally ill because of my beliefs.
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