May 28, 2024
Mental Health | Tea Leaves
  • The Deloitte Health Equity Institute and the School of Global Health at Meharry Medical College conducted a study on mental health inequities in the U.S., analyzing costs, including chronic ailments and productivity losses. They found these inequities cost an estimated $477.5 billion in 2024, projected to exceed $1.3 trillion by 2040, totaling nearly $14 trillion. This translates to a cost to society of roughly $42,000 per person living in the U.S. The authors stress that addressing mental health equity is crucial for reducing overall inequities and managing chronic diseases, thereby curbing excessive health spending. (Article here)