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Reasons for Unmet Need for Mental Health Treatment* Among Women Aged 18-64, by Age,** 2008

Reasons for Unmet Need For Mental Health Treatment* Among Women Aged 18-64, by Age,** 2008
Treatment/Counseling Type Percent of Adults Reporting an Unmet Treatment Need
18-34 Years 35-49 Years 50-64 Years

*Excludes treatment for alcohol or drug use. Respondents could report more than one reason.

**The sample of women aged 65 years and older not receiving needed treatment was too small to produce reliable results.

Source III.4: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey on Drug Use and Health

Cost/Inadequate or No Insurance 48.1 55.4 42.6
Did Not Feel Need for Treatment/Could Handle Problem Without Treatment 31.5 25.2 32.4
Stigma 23.7 19.2 17.1
Did Not Know Where to Go for Services 20.7 11.3 17.6

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