Even before the pandemic, many people in the United States experiencing depression, anxiety, or other mental health problems did not get treatment. We investigated how other countries have expanded access to mental health care in recent years. Their strategies include paying general practitioners to deliver mental health services and hire mental health staff; leveraging telehealth platforms to assess and treat mild-to-moderate symptoms; deploying community health workers to screen people and help them navigate the system; and strengthening the capacity of nonprofit organizations to address problems such as unemployment and social isolation....

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