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The Mental Health Crisis, How We Got Here, and Where We Go Next
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The Mental Health Crisis, How We Got Here, and Where We Go Next

Addressing the mental health crisis in the United States warrants innovation in treatment and recovery, and the development of mechanisms to provide and pay for them accordingly.When assessing the current state of mental health in the United States, the issue is often described as an epidemic, and one that's been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic. I would argue against such a label. We do not have a mental health epidemic. Rather, what the pandemic has done is opened people's eyes and created a sudden realization about mental health, which is that it's a crisis—and a crisis that's been with us for a long time.Everybody, at every level, in every sector, in every section of the country has a mental health need. The crisis is not mental health and illness. Rather, it's our ability—or real...