What’s Good for Mental Health is Good for the Economy

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SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services Director Paolo del Vecchio describes research about the costs of mental illness on the global economy that were released at a recent World Bank Group and World Health Organization meeting of international leaders. There is growing recognition that providing necessary treatment and services to people with mental illness brings a significant return on investment. Every dollar spent on mental health programs results in $3-$5 in new economic contributions and years of healthy life.

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