Even with the supposed parity requirements for health insurance to cover both
physical and mental health problems equally, it seems that mental health
services still severely lag in Northern Utah. As a recently retired licensed
clinical social worker, the need for longer-term mental health treatment even
after a brief crisis intervention remains high. The Utah State legislature
needs to explore the full spectrum of mental health services, including
aftercare as well as expanding Medicare to those on the fringes, the darkening
twilight zone between poverty and bare subsistence.
Mental Health services for all needs to be enacted.
Gonna get a whole lot worse, hopelessness is the new epidemic in this country
with alcohol and\or drugs being the only immediate relief for many people.As fewer and fewer in control of more and more of this countries wealth
and power this will only get worse.