Mental Health

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Health care reform efforts in the United States seek to ensure appropriate access to mental health care, to deliver it efficiently and effectively, and to allocate scarce resources wisely. RAND Health studies different programs for preventing and treating mental illnesses and psychological disorders, as well as meeting the mental health needs of populations who have experienced trauma.

From the RAND Blog

  • Compromised Confidentiality in the Military Is Harmful

    Oct 27, 2014

    Mental health stigma exists across American society, but the problem in the military is fundamentally different. It boils down to the jarring and institutionalized military failure to place adequate boundaries between the workplace and the therapist's office.

  • Improving the Experience of Veterans Seeking Mental Health and Substance Use Care

    Aug 13, 2014

    Last week, President Obama signed a bill to overhaul care provided by the Veterans Health Administration. This is an important step, but attention to veterans' experiences receiving care, particularly veterans in need of mental health and substance use care, should be an essential component to ongoing efforts to improve quality.

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Last updated: August 2013