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Monday, December 8, 2014

National Mental Health Association


 
The National Mental Health Association has issued a state by state analysis of mental health care.

In particular, for Florida:  

·         44th in Access to mental health care
·         47th in percent of adults in need who actually receive care
·         37th in percent of children in need who actually receive care
·         4th in first round ACA enrollment BUT
·         1/3rd of children in need have health insurance that is inadequate
·         25th in Access to mental health care and prevalence

The report also notes that:

·         13.7 % of children in need lack consistent insurance
·         46.3 % of children did not receive needed treatment
·         Over 2.5 million Floridians suffer from a significant mental illness
·         Over half a million Floridians will be suicidal
·         Median length of stay in our state hospitals = 166 days (national average is 63 days)

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