The nation's mental health response plan is woefully inadequate

The Mental Health Commission’s COVID-19 response plan is totally inadequate to address the current prevalence of mental health in the community, and to prevent further anxiety and mental illness arising from the pandemic.

The commission’s coronavirus plan omits measurable outcomes, timeframes, and key performance indicators to track and measure prevention and treatment of mental health conditions linked to the infection.

For example, the plan does not detail how many more psychiatric beds, how many more