Every May, we recognize Mental Health Awareness Month, which marks an important opportunity to educate the public and advocate for policies that support millions of Americans affected by mental illness. This effort is critical right now as mental health challenges are heightened among vulnerable communities, including children, seniors, people of color, and pregnant women, in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Medicaid is an essential part of American health care for people with low incomes and/or disabilities and plays a large role in the effort to support people with mental health conditions. Here are 8 key facts that demonstrate how Medicaid helps individuals with mental health challenges successfully manage their condition and get the treatment they need.

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