Resources for the Uninsured and Underinsured with Mental Illness
Mental illness is a significant and widespread problem in the United States – nationally, 43.8 million adults experienced a mental illness in the past year, with 10 million adults coping with a serious mental illness (SMI). People with mental illness are twice as likely to be poor and uninsured as compared to the general population. Those who lack insurance have difficulty accessing treatment and needed medications and are thus at an increased risk of hospitalization, poor health outcomes and diminished quality of life.
Americares Access to Medicine Program offers behavioral health providers access to high-quality psychotropic and primary care medicine at no cost. Learn more here / Become a Partner today.
Behavioral Health Programs
Addressing the mental and behavioral health needs of the low-income, uninsured and underinsured is a strategic priority for Americares U.S. Program. In addition to our Access to Medicine program for behavioral health providers, Americares is working to deepen our programmatic impact on the behavioral health safety net through the following programs:
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