Mental health for all

The pandemic has undoubtedly affected people’s mental and behavioral health, but for some vulnerable groups, lack of access to affordable treatment has compounded the effects. The theme for this year’s #WorldMentalHealthDay—mental health in an unequal world—reminds us of the need to scale up quality mental health services at all levels. To discover how to make this achievable, explore these insights on behavioral health from McKinsey’s Center for Societal Benefit Through Healthcare and dive deeper into key topics, including:

  • why the affordability of mental health services may be a barrier to care
  • why unpaid caregivers are more likely to experience the most extreme of adverse mental health symptoms
  • how innovative employer-sponsored insurance and other behavioral health benefits can create health and financial security for millions of workers and their families

How affordable is mental healthcare? The long-term impact on financial health

Supporting unpaid caregivers in crisis: A talk with Alexandra Drane

Innovating employee health: Time to break the mold?

Overcoming stigma: Three strategies toward better mental health in the workplace

Using digital tech to support employees’ mental health and resilience

Insights on utilization of behavioral health services in the context of COVID-19

Improving mental health: An interview with One Mind’s Garen Staglin

National surveys reveal disconnect between employees and employers around mental health need