Why Is Is So Easy To Get Medical Help But Not Mental Health?

One thing that boggles my mind is how easy it is to get access to medical healthcare but not for mental health. How is this possible? If you need to see a mental health specialist, i.e. counselor, psychiatrist, psychologist, etc., insurance shouldn’t limit your visits. Some people need to see these mental health professionals more regularly than others. Come on people. It’s 2020 for goodness sake. We shouldn’t have restrictions on getting the help we need to take care on our mental health.

The problem is that insurance companies and government officials don’t take mental health seriously enough. Why isn’t it as important as our physical health? A lot of times most of our physical and mental health issues are interconnected. So they usually go hand in hand. I know not always, but sometimes is factored in.

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Some insurance companies only allow 5 or 10 visits to a mental health professional. Why does the system still fail us? There is more of an understanding now than there was 100 years ago but the treatment isn’t still where it needs to be. People with mental illnesses need to be able to have access to mental health professionals without insurance companies telling them they have limited visits. How can they continue to get their medication without a psychiatrist? Or without a psychologist or counselor letting their physician know to change medications? It’s really irritating that not everyone gets equal care. Mental health should be treated as important as our physical health.

What are your thoughts? I’d love to hear them.

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