The vast majority of Americans of all ages, races, generations and backgrounds say the US has a mental health crisis.
Nine in 10 Americans in a new survey from CNN and the Kaiser Family Foundation say the country as a whole is facing a crisis on this front and about half of adults say they’ve experienced a severe mental health crisis in their family.
- CNN’s Brenda Goodman dialed in on the mental health of American kids, and how parents aren’t sure where to to care for them.
- CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and senior producer Amanda Sealy went to Durham, North Carolina, to look at how cities are changing the way they respond to 911 calls and utilizing mental health professionals.
There’s also 988 – the three-digit number anyone in crisis can call, but which the survey found few people know about.
Author(s): Zachary B. Wolf
Publication Date: 8 Oct 2022
Publication Site: CNN