Mental Health Care for Less

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Concerned about the price of health care? You're not alone. The New York Times reports that the leading reason that people with mental health issues don’t seek treatment is cost...

Concerned about the price of health care? You're not alone. The New York Times reports that:

According to a recent survey by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Samhsa, pronounced SAM-suh), the leading reason that people with mental health issues don’t seek treatment is cost. They fear the fees.

The same article goes on to direct people to free or low-cost sources of mental health care.

The advice is great for you and your congregants and family.

Do you know of other resources that could benefit those seeking care? Please share them in the comments section.

Yours in health,
Robin

Robin Swift, MPH
Health Programs Director
Clergy Health Initiative

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Robin,

I always thought the greatest reason people did not seek help with mental health issues was due to the stigma in both the church and in society.

One place to find out more about mental health and the church is @ nccmentalhealth.org.

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