Understanding America's State of Mind
America is in the grip of a mental health crisis. One in five U.S. adults experience a mental illness event each year, but only 40% of them receive treatment. Social stigma and inadequate access to care create barriers to effective treatment, and people with these conditions are at higher risk for a wide range of diseases leading to higher costs of care. In fact, people who have both a mental health condition and a chronic disease have two to three times higher health care costs than those with only a chronic disease.
Mental health conditions are the costliest health conditions in the U.S., and the rising prevalence of these conditions is negatively impacting your members and their families. Unmanaged mental health conditions don’t just lead to missed work days and lost productivity but are also reflected in higher employee turnover, cost of hiring new employees and repeated job training. They also cost the U.S. health care system more than $200 billion annually and more than $193 billion in lost earnings per year.
Join our expert panel as they discuss how increased awareness and open conversation on mental health conditions can enable a greater level of support that will maximize clinical outcomes and promote mental wellness, ultimately driving down the total cost of care.