Canadian Economists Support Greater Access to Psychologists

The Canadian Psychological Association released a report today that it commissioned by an independent group of health service economists and health policy analysts. The report was critical of Canada’s current approach to mental health care, calling the lack of support for effective psychological services “a silent crisis.” It urges Canadian health policy makers to consider adopting strategies currently in place in other nations. One strategy involves working with insurers and employers to provide more realistic amounts of insurance coverage for psychological services, especially since insurers and employers both gain dramatically from having a healthy, well-functioning workforce.

Read the press release and access the full report here.

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