Skip to comments.One in five Californians say they need mental health care (actual headline)
Posted on 07/29/2010 3:24:11 PM PDT by dr_who
Almost 5 million California adults say they could use help with a mental or emotional problem, according to a survey released Wednesday by researchers at UCLA. About 1 million of them meet the criteria for "serious psychological distress."
However, only one in three people who perceive a need for mental health services or are in serious distress have seen a professional for treatment, the survey found.
The survey was conducted among more than 44,000 adults as part of the 2005 California Health Interview Survey, administered through the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Since the survey was conducted, the recession probably has contributed to worsening mental health for even more people, said the lead author of the study, David Grant.
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Wow, they live in the most beautiful State...in the most wonderful country in the world.
Only a liberal would not be able to count their blessings.
And Obama wants to pay for it.
What a fruit basket.
Four of five in denial. Just kiddin Mr.Robinson
I would believe this if they said 3 out of 5.
Yes, Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson.
And there’s at least another 20% that are too crazy to know that they’re crazy (most of whom are democrats, I’m sure).
Please exclude the men and women who live and work at MCRD San Diego and Camp Pendleton and their families.
Then there’s the significant bath house and lesbian crowd, each one of them is a whackjob.
That’s what I’ve seen while there :)
Most of the productive money making people have or are leaving, people with their hands out are all that is coming in IMO. Makes sense that more mental people are among these people left or coming in. It’s now a big welfare state.
There should be no argument about this.
Looking at the total idiots that the voters keep electing to the California Legislature for decades, now, and the resulting fiscal meltdown of the state, the only possible comment is that 20% is WAY too low...
Would that include our FRless leader?
He said he’s moving to Texas.
Acknowledging you are mentally ill is the first step to healing.
And those are the SANE ones.
I mean, RELATIVELY sane...
I’d say most people have had situational episodes of depression and anxiety. The drug companies want us to believe they are our only cure.
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