December 20, 2022
A large share of women reported needing mental health services during the past two years, but access to care remains a challenge, according to new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF).
The KFF report, released today, highlights the growing need to support behavioral health services across the U.S. In its analysis, KFF found about 50 percent of women between 18 and 64 reported needing mental health care, but only half were able to obtain appointments.
“The demand for mental health care continues to surge as wait lists for professional help grow,” the KFF analysis concluded. “Recent reports reveal that mental health providers across the nation are facing an overwhelming demand for services, leaving many individuals without care.”
Among the key takeaways:
HAP continues to advocate for policies and legislation that will bolster access to behavioral health care in Pennsylvania. Learn more about our behavioral health priorities.
The 2022 KFF Women’s Health Survey was conducted from May 10, 2022, to June 7, 2022 and included a representative sample population. Additional information about the KFF survey is available online.
Tags: Access to Care | Behavioral Health | Women's Health
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