The White House is promising $2 billion in mental health funding over the next three years.
The president says he’ll be a big believer in getting people in the door.
But the president is not the first to push this idea.
And while some of the programs will be a lot bigger, they will all fall short of what’s needed.
The White Houses goal for mental health will be $2,000 per person.
That number is a little lower than the $2 million per person recommended by the American Psychiatric Association, which suggests a budget of $2 to $3 billion over the first three years, according to a memo sent by National Security Advisor Tom Donilon.
But it is $2 for every man, woman, and child in the U.S. According to a study by the National Institute of Mental Health, there are more people in America today with mental illness than there were when Obama took office.
That is, of those in the nation, about 12 million are estimated to have been diagnosed with the condition, and 1.5 million are on medication.
The federal government is spending about $7 billion a year on mental health programs.
The most common reason people use mental health services is anxiety and depression, but some people who struggle with these issues are also struggling with substance abuse.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) estimates that between 4.4 million and 6.4 billion Americans have some kind of mental illness, and the vast majority of these are under 30.
Some experts say that the government needs to increase funding for mental illness treatment.
“There is no magic number to the mental health system,” says Steven Greenberg, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan, who is co-author of the NIDA study.
“But we can make an argument that there is no way to get the funding that is needed without increasing funding for treatment.”
The most important thing the White House has said is that the money will be spent to reduce the burden of disease.
But how will the money be spent?
Greenberg says the biggest barrier to getting the money is getting the right people into the program.
He cites the lack of resources for the treatment of substance abuse disorders, which are common among people who are struggling with mental health issues.
The NIDA report recommends that the federal government allocate between $1.5 billion and $2 Billion a year for treatment.
Greenberg says that’s a huge gap between the amount of money needed and the amount that’s available.
The study also says that the U and D universities, which have large research programs, are missing out on this opportunity.
In addition, the study also suggests that the funds would be better spent elsewhere.
For example, the NIA’s Greenberg says, “The only way you would get a lot of the money that you need to do this is to have a significant reduction in the amount we spend.”
The White houses plan does include funding for community mental health, which includes drug treatment and mental health counseling.
But Greenberg cautions that it would be a mistake to make this a panacea.
It is possible to use a few different approaches to treat mental health disorders, he says.
The goal of community mental illness is to get people to think critically and ask questions.
It also is to build resilience and help them overcome their mental illness.
He says that is important, because a lot can happen if we don’t address mental health as a social problem.
It’s the opposite of a public health problem, he adds.
The President’s Mental Health Task Force will report back on its progress this fall.