When it comes to mental health, people don’t talk about that much because it somehow makes them feel bad; however, specific attention needs to be given to such patients also. A recent report president by Kaiser Family Foundation from Michigan said that there are millions of people living in Michigan who are not having any mental health support. According to the Kaiser family foundation, approximately 4.2 million people are living in such areas where there is a lack of mental health professionals, and the situation is getting worse every year.
Some people shared their experiences in which they mentioned they think of giving up but have to fight hard situations since there is no option. People who are suffering from problems like depression, PTSD, Anxiety needs help from professionals who will assist them in getting better. In such a situation, one can not be isolated since it can make things worse and out of control.
As of September 2019, Kaiser Foundation found that there are more than 299 areas where there is a lack of mental health professionals. These areas either didn’t have any professional practicing there, or the number was meager. Now to solve such problems, Urgent health Care systems have emerged to help people suffering from physical or mental pain; still, such an option can’t be availed by one unless they experience some chronic illness. Experts here said that in Michigan, there are not so many services like other states where people are given first aid when they are found to be suffering from mental disorders. The urgent care system which is currently helping people is not enough since, on average, the center sees 8000-9000 patients a year. Majority of the people who come in such place have anxiety or depression and requires a necessary treatment.