To promote health equity, government and community organizations must acknowledge and attempt to remove barriers to care.
There is a growing volume of needed mental health services.
Some Challenges of Mental Health Care:
Equity matters for mental health – some of the main determinants of health include:
Marginalized groups are more likely to experience poor mental health and, in some cases, mental health conditions.
Factors outside of a person's control, such as discrimination and lack of resources, can prevent them from achieving their best health.
Health inequities can include:
Ensuring cost does not determine the availability of mental health support.
Creating equity for mental health takes the contribution of individuals and organizations willing to help others have access to safe and non-judgmental healthcare that can genuinely make a difference.
Equity in mental health is something that takes time and effort to address.
By modeling and promoting health equity, individuals and organizations can improve healthcare for those living with health disparities.
We must work together to lift healthcare barriers whenever possible and to promote health equity.