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The Cost of Mental Health in the U.S.

October 07, 2015| By Julie Spugnardi | Life | English

Region: U.S.

This week two important campaigns are underway - both aimed at raising awareness and fighting the stigma associated with mental illness - Mental Illness Awareness Week in the U.S. (Oct. 4 – Oct. 10) and World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10).

As we've covered in previous blogs, mental health has a significant influence over social and economic costs. For insurers mental illness certainly poses challenges to risk management. Below are a few key facts concerning mental illness and its impact in the U.S.

To learn more facts visit the National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI) and World Health Organization (WHO) websites for information on their campaigns.

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