We need to prioritize mental health care | Opinion – NJ.com

Debra L. Wentz, president and CEO of the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, says as we mark Mental Health Awareness Month in May and rebuild from the pandemic, it is critical we refocus the conversation around access to mental health services.
By Debra L. Wentz
The COVID-19 crisis has taken a significant toll on our health and well-being. Americans from all walks of life face barriers to health care, from skyrocketing out-of-pocket health care costs to discrimination in care. The pandemic exposed major flaws in our health care system, shining a light on the mental health crisis our country is facing and inadequate access to mental health services.
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