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

  • Military Turns to Collaborative Care to Treat PTSD, Depression

    Nov 19, 2014

    Collaborative care has been an important part of Army efforts to reach out to those struggling with PTSD and depression. It has brought a science-based solution to an essential military problem and has helped thousands of men and women in uniform in ways that also nudge the larger mental health system toward greater effectiveness for all Americans.

  • 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.

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Last updated: August 2013