One survey found that 80 percent of one encampment’s residents reported having a diagnosed mental illness.
“The best practices of psychotherapy state that patients should be seen weekly or every other week,” says one clinical psychologist. But at Kaiser, his average patient must wait five weeks between appointments.
Californians passed the Mental Health Services Act to transform and expand the reach of the state’s mental health services. A problem, some mental health advocates say, is that the state doesn’t give much guidance on how a county should spend its dollars.
By cutting hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding for mental health care and substance abuse treatment, President Trump’s budget would send more people to jail who don’t belong there.
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Online-therapy companies are raising ethical questions about what it means to put technologists in charge of a mental health care platform with unique. Will people suffering from depression or suicidal urges be considered as patients or consumers by the new startups?