Mental health impacts everyone. Now do your part to improve it.
More than 46 million American adults have a mental health condition. Of those, one in five needs mental health care — that’s 9 million.* Even more concerning is that the rate of youth experiencing a mental health condition continues to rise, and they aren’t receiving proper treatment.
Mental health affects everyone — regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. Even people who aren’t experiencing a mental health condition are impacted by a friend or family member’s mental illness. Here are a few reasons why 60% of adults and 50% of youth (ages 8 to 15) do not receive mental health services:**
- High cost and insufficient insurance coverage
- Limited options and long waits
- Lack of awareness
- Social stigma
More can be done to provide access to much-needed mental health services. You can start by earning your online Master of Science – Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree with UND — one of the few schools in the South Dakota/Minnesota/North Dakota region to offer this program. We’ll prepare you to assess and diagnose mental health issues in diverse patient populations, and provide interventions to assist individuals and families with the treatment of mental health conditions.
*State of Mental Health in America | **Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration