Pretty upset with how Kaiser is handling mental health services lately. After leaving me hanging for 6+ months last time I needed a therapist (they tried to outsource my therapy and I was told to wait for the 3rd party to assign me someone) they have fucked me over yet again. My therapist quit Kaiser due to excessive red tape making it hard to treat patients, but one of the last things she did was note that my symptoms had been particularly severe in the previous months and I needed a case worker assigned. Kaiser has apparently lost that instruction and I still have no replacement therapist months later.
It really does feel like they are entirely incapable of providing mental health services unless the person is either stable in the first place or dangerous enough to be institutionalized.
Sad that in this day and age people still don't realize mental wellbeing is as important or even MORE important than physical health.
If you're not well in the mind, it leads to risk-taking and risk-seeking behavior, bad eating habits, lack of exercise and motivation, trouble sleeping and a host of other detrimental effects to overall health longterm.
Health Insurance probably would end up SAVING money if they increased coverage for mental problems.
It's just dumb. Maybe algorithms haven't advanced enough, they don't see the bigger picture and only advise insurance providers on short term monetar gains...