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Together we can win better mental health.

Polling of registered voters nationwide, conducted on behalf of Inseparable, found strong, bipartisan concern about a growing mental health crisis facing the country.

The poll also found strong support for a range of proposed solutions to expand services in K-12 schools and require health insurance plans to expand coverage of mental health care.

  • An overwhelming, bipartisan majority of registered voters agree that there is a growing mental health crisis in this country facing both adults (90%) and children and youth (91%, including 93% of parents with children 18 or younger at home).
  • Majorities of voters say that it is currently difficult for both adults (59% say it is difficult) and children and youth (54%, including 53% of parents) to get access to mental health care. A bipartisan, 62% majority of voters also say mental health care is currently too expensive.
  • Nine-in-10 voters (90%) say expanding access to mental health care should be an important priority for elected officials such as members of Congress and state legislators, including 60% who say it should be a very important priority. Majorities of Democrats (97% important), Republicans (88%), and Independents (85%) all share this concern.
  • Six-in-10 voters (62%) and parents (60%) say insufficient mental health services in schools for children and youth who are struggling is a major problem contributing to the mental health crisis.
  • Proposals to expand mental health services in K-12 schools receive wide, bipartisan support.
  • Two-thirds of voters say health insurance companies denying coverage of needed mental health services is a major problem contributing to the mental health crisis (64%). A similarly large majority say another major problem is that mental health care is too expensive and many people cannot afford the care they need (68%).
  • Proposals to require insurance companies to improve their coverage of mental health care garner overwhelming, bipartisan support

Survey Method: ​​

These findings are based on an online and text-to-web survey conducted November 17-22, 2023, among N=1,000 registered voters. The margin of error for the full sample is ±3.1% at the 95% level of confidence and higher for subgroups.

If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988. Crisis Text Line also provides free, 24/7, confidential support via text message to people in crisis when they text HOME to 741741.