(Psychiatrist) Professor Baune said the processes for gaining access to mental health specialists needed to be streamlined to prevent people giving up. (…) “Seventy per cent of people had a negative experience in navigating the mental health system and find it daunting and confusing, and that is a large number which I found quite alarming,” Professor Baune said.
The research was commissioned as part of a plan for MLC Life Insurance to provide specialist medical access to mental health clients. In partnership with Best Doctors, the insurance company is launching its Mental Health Navigator, providing a specialist second opinion to customers to ensure their diagnosis is correct.
[record scratch] Wait, what? What’s a life insurance provider doing offering a service for second opinions on mental health diagnoses?
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