Hello Association Executives,Attached is the state-level data from the National Council's April 15, 2020 member survey on the financial impacts of COVID-19. The data tells a critical, compelling story. I hope this information is helpful to you all engaging in state-level advocacy.Please let me know how we can help,
A new survey of 880 community behavioral health organizations illustrates that worsening condition of clinics that provide behavioral health care treatment and services as COVID-19 forces them to cut staff and services. The inability of clinics to meet the demand for mental health and addiction services threatens to exacerbate the nation's behavioral health crisis. Among the findings:
You can read the topline findings here. And our release is here.
The survey provides more evidence of a behavioral health care crisis. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) last week said calls to its hotline increased 891% from March 2019 to March 2020.