• Only if you're a Liberal. "Routine" mental health checkups were never an issue before Obama took office and started implementing Political Correctness.
    • Charin Cross
      1465 you are my hero!! : )
  • They should -- mental health is just as important as physical health. 20.6% of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2019 (that's 51.5 million people). It is clearly enough of an issue that we should , as a society, be giving it more attention and more necessary care. U.S. workplaces report that "sick leave" time off for mental health issues is rivaling that for time off taken for physical health issues. It's a real factor for businesses as well as individuals. What's interesting in your proposal about a regular (annual) mental health checkup is that they could be done virtually, and during the pandemic, we've found that even many kinds of physical checkups can be accomplished via virtual connection over TEAMS, ZOOM, etc, and are done at a much lower cost. I had two virtual meetings with an MD during the pandemic and they were so low cost, my insurance covered them at 100%. No reason why the vast majority of mental health checkups couldn't be done the same way.
    • Linda Joy
      Why is it even when you DO FINALLY have a good answer you have to start off with the personal attack of calling everyone morons for disagreeing with you?
    • Linda Joy
      Education time, MORON! "Moron (psychology) - Wikipedia › wiki › Moron_(psychology) It was once applied to people with an IQ of 51–70, being superior in one degree to "imbecile" (IQ of 26–50) and superior in two degrees to "idiot" (IQ of 0–25)." FYI only 2% of the world's population are 'morons' according to this information, so you'll have to choose another derogatory term if you don't want to make yourself a liar. Also its not very sensitive to real people with real mental disabilities. And here you are supposedly arguing FOR THEM!
  • My doctor asks me now how I'm feeling, etc. I didn't understand at first. I thought she was kidding! LOL! I'm part hermit, so the lockdown has had no affect on me.

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