The Cost of Mental Health in the U.S.
October 07, 2015| By Julie Spugnardi
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.