When we asked MyVoicers about health care, a lot of people brought up mental health. Is mental health care important to you? Tell us more!
Many people experience emotional and mental health concerns. How would you know when to seek help for an emotional or mental health concern?
Who would you want to talk to about it? Why?
What are the reasons that people your age might NOT seek care for an emotional or mental health concern?
What’s one thing that could improve mental health among people your age?
Intro: We want to hear your opinion about health insurance coverage of mental health treatment. A 2010 policy requires that people with health insurance get free mental health treatment.
On a scale from 1-5, how important is this policy to you? (1= Not at all, 5= Extremely important)
Has insurance coverage of mental health treatment helped you or someone you know? Tell us about it!
It’s voting time! Would you vote to keep this policy, repeal it, or change it? Why?
Dates: 11/29/2017 – 5/19/2018
We learned from you that stigma (judgement/embarrassment) plays a role in youth mental health issues. Who or what makes youth feel this stigma? Why?
How does stigma affect someone’s ability to get help for mental health issues?
What would make it easier for youth to get help for mental health issues?
What do you think YOUTH could do to decrease stigma around mental health issues?
What do you think ADULTS could do to decrease stigma around mental health issues?