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Karelyn.Tatis
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Shanel.grullon
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Should The United States federal government increase public health services for mental health care?

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Started: 4/30/2014 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Karelyn.Tatis

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P1: Mental illness is an important public health problem in itself"about 25% of U.S. adults have a mental illness"but also because it is associated with chronic medical diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity.

http://www.cdc.gov...

P2: Commitment on the part of the Federal government, State governments, communities, public- and private-sector providers, insurers, researchers, consumers, and family members to work together toward a single vision: the day when all adults with serious mental illnesses and all children with serious emotional disturbances live, work, learn, and participate fully in their communities.

http://www.samhsa.gov...

C: The United States federal government should substantially increase public health services for mental health care in the United States.
Shanel.grullon

Con

Findings may have led to the discovery mental illness and it's association with chronic medical diseases like those mentioned. But if those chronic medical diseases were to be treated, so will the mental disease associated to. It is crucial for the communities along with government to work towards that "single vision" but there isn't a need for a substantial increase in public health services for mental health care. There are other ways to address the concern for mental health care.

According to http://www.cdc.gov...

P1: Public health agencies can incorporate mental health promotion into chronic disease prevention efforts
P2: Treatment for mental disorders is already available and effective

In conclusion, the United States federal government should not increase public health services for mental health care because there is no need to increase services for issues that are already being addressed.
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