Health Policy

Relationship Between Financial Stability and the Need for Mental and Behavioral Health Care

Coakley, K.
11/2020

Abstract

 

 Mental health is by nature a complex topic, and as we realize the impact that the state of mental health has on our population it has become an increasingly vital topic in the public consciousness. As mental health care has advanced, we have been able to create pharmaceuticals that enable those with formerly debilitating mental illnesses to live an enriching and healthy life. Researchers have developed evidence-supported treatments with powerful positive outcomes attainable simply through making an appointment with a practitioner.

Unfortunately, as far as we have come, the world of mental and behavioral health care also reflects the inequities we see throughout society. As effective as treatments are, it’s a complex environment, and seeking and succeeding in treatment can be challenging. No matter how great a treatment may be, you need adequate access in order to be able to properly utilize any form of treatment. Ideally, we would be able to use preventive measures to decrease the risk for and the impacts of mental and behavioral health concerns.

Kadel Coakley bio

Citation

Coakley K. Relationship Between Financial Stability and the Need for Mental and Behavioral Health Care. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Publc Policy Center; 2020.