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Mental Health and Wellness

The pandemic shed new light on the mental health of adults, children and youth in America. Prior to the pandemic, the country was already experiencing a mental health crisis.

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According to the CDC, in 2021, more than 1 in 3 high school students reported experiencing poor mental health during the pandemic, and over 40% reported that they persistently felt sad or hopeless during the past year.

Kaiser Permanente is committed to improving mental health in the communities we serve in partnership with community agencies, schools, and other health systems. Part of this includes our efforts to bolster the mental health workforce.

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Adult Mental Health
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Children and Youth
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Health Care Workforce
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Counseling Session
Delivering high-quality behavioral health care
Counseling Session
Growing the mental health care workforce
Teenager Dialing
The growing role of tele-behavioral health in mental health care
Group Therapy
Addressing the Mental Health Workforce Shortage
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Expanding the Mental Health Workforce in California
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Feedback Informed Care
High Cost Of Prescription Drugs: Concept Prescription Bottles With Gavel
From Tragedy to Transformation: Reforming Criminal Justice and the Mental Health System
Improving mental health care for youth
When it comes to the mental health workforce crisis, the struggles — and opportunities — are real
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Improving lives: Policies and practices for opioid use disorder prevention and recovery
Therapy Session With A Female Therapist And A Male Patient
Shaping Tomorrow’s Mental Health Care: Quality, Workforce, and Diversity
Group Therapy
From Crisis to Care: Integrating Health Care with Public Crisis Response Systems
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Building Resilience: Addressing Childhood Trauma from Birth to Graduation
Two Friends In The Woods
Taking Action to Prevent Suicide
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Strengthening America’s Mental Health Workforce
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Advancing Mental Health & Wellness
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