Survey Finds that Americans Value Mental Health and Physical Health Equally Mental Health Care Viewed as Inaccessible and Unaffordable by Many

Ahead of National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept 6-12), the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention conducted a public opinion poll with Harris Poll and partners the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. AFSP was encouraged by the results. In the following release you’ll see that the survey finds most people view mental health and physical health as equally important.


If you’re interested in more information or talking to either AFSP’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Christine Moutier or AFSP’s Vice President of Research, Dr. Jill Harkavy-Friedman about the survey, please contact Trevor Summerfield, AFSP’s Manager of Federal Policy, at   For the full results CLICK HERE.