Improving the Mental Health "Treatment Gap"

The stigma of mental health issues has slowly gotten lower in recent years. Celebrities like Olivia Munn, Demi Lovato, and Catherine Zeta-Jones have come forward as women dealing with mental illness while in the public eye. Even these admissions, however, do not seem to be enough to remove the stigma of mental illness entirely. This article discusses the "treatment gap" that occurs when mental health issues go untreated. Among developed countries, as much as 50 percent of the population may have fallen into this gap. Hopefully, as more people come forward with personal stories about their mental health struggles and as more information is distributed to the population, the stigma will be lowered and people will seek the help they need!

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