During 2014, about 3.4% of non-elderly adults between ages 18 and 64 responding to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) reported they had experienced serious psychological distress (SPD) in the past year. Of those, about 9.5% reported that they lacked a health plan that covered treatment by a psychiatrist or counselor. About 10.5% experienced delays obtaining treatment for their distress. About 9.9% reported that they were not able to afford prescribed psychiatric medications.
The share of adults reporting SPD who also reported difficulties accessing or paying for services and medications to address their SPD was . . .