Untreated mental health conditions: the staggering costs
While many of us are familiar with the emotional toll of mental health conditions, especially when they go untreated, the financial toll is also staggering for both individuals and those they rely on for health care.
By Donovan Wong|October 06, 2016 at 05:27 AM
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Nearly every American knows of someone living with a mental health condition, whether a friend, a family member or their own experience. One in five American adults has experienced a mental illness in the last year, and half of all Americans will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. But nearly 60 percent of those currently living with these conditions go untreated.
While many of us are familiar with the emotional toll of mental health conditions, especially when they go untreated, the financial toll is also staggering — for both individuals and those they rely on for health care.
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