Letter: Mental health aid not fully available
The guest opinion on mental health resources in the valley was very helpful. These resources are readily available — to people who can afford it. If you are low income, some places do sliding scale work. If you have a job and insurance, with a decent income, either the provider does not take insurance or the mental health benefits of your insurance are insufficient.
Just because you have a decent income does not mean you can afford to pay 50 percent or more for mental health appointments. Until private insurance mental health benefits improve, some of these resources will, unfortunately, go unused.
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