AUSTIN, Texas – Access to mental health resources is not always available through insurance plans, but those with such services should take advantage, the 2021 Women’s Health Report urged. children of the United Health Foundation.
The study was based largely on federal data from 2019 leading up to the pandemic and showed that the loss of health insurance for children in Texas has accelerated.
Stephanie Peebles Tavera, associate professor in the Department of Humanities at Texas A&M University, said lack of insurance causes stress for families.
“Lack of access to safe housing, or food or water,” Peebles Tavera said. “If you have a food shortage in your community of course you are going to have personal stress on your body and of course that is going to take its toll on your child.”
Teen suicide has increased 41% in Texas since 2014, with about 12 deaths reported per 100,000 teens aged 15 to 19. Study period.
Dr Ravi Johar, chief medical officer at UnitedHealthcare, said recent findings showed mental distress in women aged 18 to 44 to be high, with Hispanic women most affected.
“Surprisingly, about one in five women, just over 18% of women in the United States, said that in the past 30 days, 14 of them were not feeling well mentally,” reported Johar. “So for more than half of the month, one in five women was not feeling well.”
Peebles Tavera will publish a book next year, “(P) rescription Narratives: Feminist Medical Fiction and the Failure of American Medicine,” which details the ways in which American medicine has failed women.
She pointed out that the law effectively banning abortions in Texas, and encouraging people to report those who request them 150 years ago, to the Comstock Act of 1873, which controlled access to birth control.
“The biggest problem I see is recreating a culture of shame around women’s bodies,” said Peebles Tavera. “Not only do you have control of women’s bodies under federal law and lack of access to resources, but you also have citizen police.”
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