I don't get it, why is our mental health system so problematic? If you have studies like this that say 5% of the general population suffers from persistent depression and/or anxiety with only a small percentage actually receiving adequate care, or this one, saying that half of young adults experience a mental disorder, why isn't mental health services at the top of the agenda? I know the passage of the recent mental health parity law is certainly a good thing, but still, there's just so much further to go.
I wish the government, insurance companies, and otherwise would understand how valuable it is to really have a sound mind. Just think how much more productivity there would be within the general population. Maybe, we'll get there some day when everyone can have the mental health coverage they deserve and need. Until then, I'll be holding my breath.