The clinic that treats mental illness patients can’t get the patients to sign up for free clinic
Medical providers who care for the mentally ill in America often have a hard time finding patients who want to get tested for mental health issues.
In a new survey, the mental health provider clinic, Diagnostic Clinic, in Los Angeles, CA, found that the number of mentally ill people in the United States who said they needed a mental health exam has increased by more than 70 percent in the last two years.
The clinic also reported that in the same time period, the number who were diagnosed with a mental disorder and wanted treatment declined by about 40 percent.
This may not sound like much, but according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, there are roughly 3,500 mental health clinics in the country.
And in the past, mental health professionals have said that a lack of access to mental health services has been one of the biggest barriers to their ability to treat people with mental health conditions.
The survey results came from a partnership between the American Psychiatric Association and the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
The survey was conducted between February 1, 2016, and March 31, 2016.
It surveyed 603 mentally ill individuals, all ages 18 and older.
The majority of those surveyed were in their 50s and 60s.
Many of those interviewed were in crisis.
Forty-two percent of those who were interviewed had attempted suicide at some point in their lives.
The average age of the survey respondents was 34.2.
Forty percent of the individuals were male, and 20 percent were female.
The median age of those polled was 33.5.
The most common reasons individuals who were in distress said they did not want a mental evaluation were the cost of testing (42 percent) and the lack of mental health support (34 percent).
Nearly half (48 percent) said they had received no support at all (11 percent), and about three-quarters of the people who had been diagnosed with mental illness also said they were unable to get help.
Only about three in ten of the mentally impaired people surveyed said they would not like to be tested.
About half of those in the study said they wanted to be treated with mental care services and mental health professional care.
The majority of the respondents who said that they were in need of mental care were white, and about a third of those said they are Hispanic or Latino.
About a third (34%) of the white respondents said they felt safe and confident in their own mental health and were able to express their feelings, compared to about one-quarter (25%) of Hispanics.
About seven in ten (71%) of those with a history of mental illness said they believed they had been treated fairly and fairly.
More than half of the mental ill people surveyed reported having been physically assaulted, and a majority said they feared for their safety at work or in the community.
Almost two-thirds (68%) of people who said physical abuse had affected them at some time said it had been in the form of a physical threat, while about a quarter (24%) said it was verbal.
More mental health care resources for the general public The survey also asked people if they thought mental health workers should have more mental health resources in place.
Nearly three-fourths (73%) said they do not think so, while 13% said they thought they should.
The percentage of respondents who supported increased mental health training for mental illness workers also increased.
Seventy-three percent of respondents said mental health specialists should be able to get mental health treatment in person, while 21% said the same about mental health practitioners in a crisis setting.