Each of us knows that mental health is vitally important to the overall health of our patients. Yet, too many Americans do not have access to the mental healthcare they need. Many of us know how it feels when we are unable to find adequate help for those who are suffering from anxiety, depression, addictions or a serious mental illness. It's heartbreaking.
We know that change is needed to better address the complete emotional and physical well-being of our patients.
In our most recent membership survey you rated mental health as a top priority for our movement. We need your input to build a healthcare system that fully addresses the needs of our patients.
We will use this information to build Doctors for America's mental health platform, then submit these recommendations to the next Administration.
Together, we will help improve our healthcare system to ensure it works better for everyone.
Dora is the leader of DFA's new Mental Health Task Force. Dora is a telepsychiatrist with a specialty in anxiety and mood disorders. She is based in New Mexico, where she is Historian for the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and a Penguin Books author.