Health & Human Services
CSG Mental Health Resource Guide for State Policymakers: Executive Summary
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on the nation’s mental health.Fortunately, this global pandemic has also placed a spotlight on both the long-standing challenges in providing mental health services and the programs, policies, interventions, and legal remedies that have proven most effective in addressing those challenges.
Social Isolation and Loneliness: State Policies and Interventions for the post-COVID Era
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated what was already an epidemic of social isolation and loneliness in the United States. As the COVID-19-induced isolation recedes, state policymakers, health care providers, and other stake– holders can look to a broad array of strategies, policies, and interventions to address social isolation and loneliness issues that remain for all ages.
Maternal Mental Health: Strategies to Address Societal and Structural Challenges
Mental health disorders among pregnant and post– partum women are on the rise, yet many women do not seek or receive treatment due to numerous barriers. Those receiving care often get an inconsistent message about preventative measures or whether to continue psychiatric medications during pregnancy. Untreated mental illness among mothers can have profound consequences for succeeding generations and society and perpetuate long-in– grained detrimental drivers of health.