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A new report shedding light on mental healthcare struggles found that the vast majority (93%) of young Americans want to improve their mental health, but most can’t afford it.
Despite 39% of Gen Z and Millennials wanting to seek therapy in 2024, cost remains a major barrier, even for those in therapy:
- 58% of those unable to access therapy say it’s too expensive
- 1 in 3 currently in therapy have sacrificed other expenses to afford mental healthcare
- 22% have struggled with insurance coverage
With 1 in 5 Gen Z and Millennials currently in therapy, the majority do say it’s worth the cost. Given that 90% of young adults feel more Americans should be in therapy and 93% want to improve their mental health in 2024, this is an important issue.
Take a look at the full report to see what young people are willing to sacrifice to afford therapy as well as which metros are searching for therapists the most.