Mental Illness Can Touch Anyone: Help Should Reach Everyone, Too

September 5, 2014 2:53 PM

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After comedian Robin Williams died, we asked how someone with access to the best help in the world wasn't able to find what he needed. Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen noted that for Williams, money was no barrier to the best possible care. So what's the verdict for ordinary people who are trying to find the help they need? "Accessing mental health care is getting harder, not easier," Cullen wrote. "It's getting more expensive for families, not less."

For a select group of our country's youth, the Affordable Care Act is good news. A recent study found that more young people are getting the mental health care and substance abuse treatment they need, thanks to the change allowing them to stay on their parents' insurance until age 26. This is excell...

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