Friday, December 21, 2012

Are Americans Mentally Unstable?

The United States spends 5.6 percent of its health care budget on mental health, or about $113 billion dollars.


How mentally healthy is the United States? And how hard is it for people with mental problems to get help here?

These are some of the questions that advocates and practitioners of mental health have been asking in the week following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. While the definition of mental health and its disorders often differ across the globe, there are studies that can address the quality of care issue.

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