Part 1—–1 page AMA format cite all references in body of paper
Mental health issues are becoming one of the major public health concerns today.
· More middle schoolers are dying of suicide than automobile accidents.
· CDC shows that 8% of high schoolers have attempted suicide.
· The spending on mental disorders tops disease spending.
Discuss the following:
What incentives could be created by changes in payment or policy for patients, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, or states to help alleviate this situation?
Articles for Reference:
Mental Health and Suicide
Teen Suicide is Contagious, and the Problem May Be Worse Than We Thought by Max Kutner: http://www.newsweek.com/2016/10/28/teen-suicide-contagious-colorado-springs-511365.html
The Next Big Reform Challenge is Mental Health by Harris Meyer: http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20161008/MAGAZINE/310089985?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social