Employers, physicians must partner to meet nation's growing mental health needs

Long before the COVID-19 epidemic hit, the nation's behavioral healthcare system was in crisis, with mental health diagnoses on the rise, coupled with a shortage of providers. The pandemic took a system that was already overtaxed and stressed it even further. Cases of depression, anxiety and substance abuse have risen as a result and will only be further exacerbated with the delta variant surge. America's healthcare leaders must make behavioral health reform a top priority.

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