TradeOffs.com article and podcast describes how behavioral health integration can be a solution for the rising mental health needs in spite of lack of access to care:

“In the midst of a pandemic and an economic recession, the U.S. is also facing a rising tide of mental distress. The number of adults reporting symptoms of anxiety or depression has tripled since last year. Calls to crisis lines have skyrocketed, and overdoses are up, too.

“In the midst of a pandemic and an economic recession, the U.S. is also facing a rising tide of mental distress. The number of adults reporting symptoms of anxiety or depression has tripled since last year. Calls to crisis lines have skyrocketed, and overdoses are up, too.