Author: brittneypryor4

IMPROVING MENTAL HEALTHCARE ACCESS IN THE PEDIATRIC POPULATION

Current data shows that 1 in 5 children in the United States suffers from a diagnosable mental health disorder, but only 21% of affected children actually receive the treatment that they need. Mental illness health outcomes are better when conditions are identified and treated early. However several barriers stand in the way of children and adolescents receiving the best mental healthcare possible. Two ways to improve access to mental health treatment for children are to support funds for providers to receive education to enter mental health professions and to endorse comprehensive coverage for Medicaid patients. (more…)