Wellness & Well-being Highlights
Week of October 1, 2023
This week’s edition of our Worker Wellness & Well-being blog consists of topics on the importance of the growth that follows trauma to how Fentanyl deaths continue to increase across the USA to how some state courts are mandating mental health assistance for specific individuals. Today, I wish to shed some light on the issue of our nation’s mental health crisis. Recently, 7 US Surgeons General met to discuss how our inadequate mental health system may be a threat to this country’s democracy. With shortages of mental health professionals and rising insurance costs, only 41% of the people who have mental health issues receive treatment. The current Surgeon General, V Murthy, said, “The problems are profound and entrenched and structural in nature, but…the mental health crisis is not solely a policy or programmatic crisis. It is also a ‘moral’ crisis.”
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