Cost of mental health care continues to rise across the United States

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Spending on mental health treatment and services reached $225 billion in 2019, according to an Open Minds Market Intelligence Report.

Alyssa Ott with Keystone Therapy and Trauma says access to care can be expensive, especially when the numbers of people in need are rising.

“Mental health is medical health. There’s really no difference,” she said.

According to Mental Health America, Pennsylvania is ranked 13th in the nation for access to mental health resources, but Ott says that puts a lot of pressure on providers:

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