Mental Health | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj | Netflix

We’re so glad to have you. Thank you again for recording
this meditation for us, really. Oh, I’m happy to help. I love the app. Mental health is super important. Oh, absolutely, yeah. You know, anxiety disorders alone
affect over 40 million Americans. -This is a crisis.
-It is. It is. Now, you have your script. -Right here.
-So do you want to just dive right in? Sure. Good.  Let’s begin with a deep breath. In through your nose, out through your mouth. Release your concerns. Even the concern that the planet
will be completely unlivable because of climate change. -Our decision–
-Okay, that’s really good, but I would say try not to add anything, you know,
’cause we’re trying to help people to actually manage their anxiety,
not add to it. Sorry about that.
It’s just sometimes I’m just…Arrrgh! No, totally, and it was good so… Hey, why don’t you take a deep breath? Good. And exhale. Great, and let’s dive back in. Yeah, sure. In this meditation, let’s watch our thoughts come and go. Thoughts like, “Is a recession coming?” -“What about global autocracy?”
-Hasan. “What happens to the last .01%
of germs that Purell doesn’t kill?” Hasan, focus on the present moment. I’m sorry, I just didn’t sleep last night. -I mean, that’s normal.
-You know what I’m gonna do? I’m just gonna lie down. Now? I’m gonna lie down. I’m lying down. Oh, my God. Hasan. Hasan? Hasan. Hasan. Hasan Minhaj. Anna Kendrick! Hey, sweetie. I’m just in the next studio over, and we can hear you whimpering
about dictators and Purell. -I’m sorry, I–
-That’s okay. You know what?
I’m gonna send you my therapist’s info. She’s helped me out a ton. You think she takes my insurance? Oh, she takes every insurance. This is like a dream. I know. ‘Cause it literally is a dream. Oh. Yeah, why else would I be talking to you? Right. Why would she be talking to me? Oh! Thank you! Thank you so much. I’m Hasan Minhaj.
Welcome to Patriot Act. Thank you so much. We are back with our last episodes
of the year and tonight, I want to talk about mental health. You remember, from the movie Inside Out? And look, we gotta talk about
mental health because… everyone is. Mental health issues matter. It’s not something people care to
talk about, but it’s time to change that. It’s like a sprained brain,
like having a sprained ankle. I was recently diagnosed
with Borderline Personality Disorder. Mental health is just as vital
as our physical health. My anxiety, you know, I wear it every day. I feel like we’re living in America,
the anxious. Anxious? What’s anxious? It’s the word of the day. Anxious. Zach Braff looks like
a 40-year-old orphan. And Telly looks like
someone just added meth to a red velvet cake. Now, mental health
is clearly having a moment, and a lot of people want to cash in. There are over 10,000 apps
for mental health. And that alone gives me anxiety. Why would we turn to the apps? They’re the reason why we feel so anxious. Like, imagine feeling insecure
about your looks then your friend is like,
“You know you should talk to about that? Idris Elba.” You’re like, “Luther? This isn’t helping me.” Oddly enough, even Burger King
is getting in on the action. Not everybody wakes up happy. ♪ When I’m feeling a little sappy,
blah, or angry ♪ ♪ Just not happy ♪ ♪ All I ask is that
you let me feel my way ♪ “The fast-food chain is rolling out
a new line of real meals to reflect real moods.” “Pissed, Blue, Salty, I Don’t Give a… oop! and Yaas!” I love the Yaas! Yaas meal! Yaas meal! -Yaas!
-Yaas! “Yaas meal. For when you’re feeling sassy.” And that is officially the moment
“yaas” died. But you know things are bad when we’re using mental illness
to sell food. Pretty soon, Toucan Sam
is gonna be like, “Hey, kids, I have PTSD from two tours in… Iraq!” That’s so stupid. Look, mental health… has always been a huge issue, but it’s finally starting to get
the attention it deserves. And I know boomers
are watching this like, “You Millennials are always complaining. Back in the ’80s,
we didn’t talk about our feelings. We were too busy paying $40
to go to college.” By the way, you also didn’t talk
about global warming, and now we have to deal with Al Gore. The point is we’re all dealing
with these mental health issues, or we know someone who is
dealing with mental health issues. Last year, one in five American adults
experienced a mental illness. Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder. In one decade,
teen depression rates are up 60%. And overall suicide rates
have gone up almost 20%. And despite these numbers, there’s still a big stigma
around mental health, especially in the Asian community. You guys know how it is. Like, mental health isn’t a thing for us. One time, I told my dad I was feeling sad, and he was like, “Drink water and pray.” And I was like,
“What if that doesn’t work?” and he’s like, “Take a nap.” I used to not take
my mental health seriously. I pushed it to the side for years
because I was so focused on my career. I thought anxiety and panic attacks
were totally normal. Like, I was like, “Look a constant state of panic
will give me an edge. Like, if my heart feels like
it’s exploding, that’s how I know I’m alive.” But going to therapy
was really helpful for me. Think about it, you get to talk to someone
about your problems and not listen to theirs. It’s like
being a shitty friend. It’s awesome. But I realize
a lot of people can’t do that because the deck is stacked against them. More than 43 million Americans suffer
from depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues. But more than half never get help. Even people who have health insurance. And that is what I want
to talk about tonight. Why it’s so hard
to get mental health care, even when you’re lucky enough
to have insurance, because chances are you are getting
screwed over by your insurance company. Now look, insurers being the bad guy
isn’t surprising. It’s like someone saying, “Hey,
did you hear about James Franco?” You already know who the bad guy is.
There’s no Shyamalan twist on that one. But if you thought insurance was bad
about regular health care, they’re even worse
about mental health care and that disparity is illegal
because of a law calledThe 2008 Mental Health Parity
and Addiction Equity Act, which was sponsored by
former Congressman Patrick Kennedy. Now, you may recognize him as
the only Kennedy you don’t recognize. No one writes books about Patrick.
No one cares who he dates. But he’s important to the story
because he became a passionate advocate for mental health
after suffering a personal tragedy. “Patrick Kennedy’s tenure in the House was largely defined by personal struggles, including bipolar disorder
and an addiction to painkillers, which he admitted to
after crashing his car into a barricade outside the Capitol Building in 2006.” “It was then, in his darkest hour that Patrick Kennedy found his cause, he sponsored the Mental Health Parity Act.” See? Sometimes when you let a Kennedy drive,
good things do happen. I’m just saying, maybe take the bus. That’s all. This is a dark episode, I’m sorry. We’re talking about mental health
and depression. Look, the 2008 law
updated an earlier law and covered mental health and addiction,
since they often overlap. And it was a huge hit.
It passed in the House with 89% and bipartisan support. Nothing is that popular
on both sides of the aisle, except Grindr. Grindr has massive bipartisan support. The 2008 law boils down to one key idea: parity. And I’ll let Patrick elaborate. Mental health parity,
requiring all health insurance plans to treat mental illness and addiction on the same grounds
as other physical illnesses. You need to treat mental illness
the same way. The same way. The same way! The same as every other illness! That’s what the parity law says. “Same.” Same. Just want everyone to get it–same. That’s his Kennedy quote. JFK was like, “Ask not what your country
can do for you.” And Patrick was like, “Same! Just make it the same.” Also, for someone who wants everything
to be the same, he never looks the same. I’m always like,
“How can there be so many Kennedys?” But here I’m like,
“How can this only be one Kennedy?” The 2008 Parity Law requires insurers
to cover mental health the same… as physical health. That means insurers can’t charge you
higher co-pays for mental health care, they can’t create separate deductibles, and can’t set a lower cap
on mental health visits. They can’t put stricter numeric
or quantitative limits on mental health than physical health,
and they often don’t break those limits because the numbers make it obvious. It’s kind of like how
when you go to Whole Foods and someone goes in the ten items line with a full shopping cart, and you’re like, “Ma’am, we see you, and you’re violating federal law.” But insurance companies often break
a different part of the law. Non-quantitative limits, which are any other barriers
to mental health. And this is where they screw us over. For example, say you want to see a therapist, right? Your insurance provider is supposed
to give you a list of therapists that they cover,
but it’s not that easy. Getting services through my plan, the hardest one by far
is getting mental health services. Blue Shield sent me a list, like,
I should be fine. Just make a few phone calls,
I’ll find somebody. I called everybody on this list. Only one place called me back. That’s shocking. That woman, who’s my age,
actually made a phone call. The last time I tried
to make a phone call, I couldn’t, because my dad was sending a fax. Fucking boomers. Am I right? Now, insurers… basically do nothing to make sure
their directories are accurate. Sometimes their lists
even include providers who are dead. They’re like,
“Oh, hey! Here’s a list of dead people. Does that help your depression?” That’s why they’re called “ghost networks,”
which sounds like a 24-hour News Channel of Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore
having pottery foreplay, but it’s actually even worse than that. In one study, researchers called 360 psychiatrists
on Blue Cross Blue Shield’s list. They could only contact
and make appointments with 26% of them. And the other 74%,
some of those phone numbers were for doctors who weren’t taking
new patients. Some didn’t actually take Blue Cross,
and some were totally random. One number was for a jewelry store. One was for a McDonald’s. Imagine going to a McDonald’s for therapy. You’re like, “I wanna die.” And Ronald’s like, “We can help.” Look, insurers shouldn’t be
making it harder to find a psychiatrist because it’s already really hard. In the United States,
51% of counties have zero psychiatrists. Last summer, Bloomberg News found that in the 400 miles between Billings
and Bismarck, there is only one psychiatrist
in that entire area. They’re like, “Hey, Doc.
Here’s a sixth of the country, fix it.” That one doctor’s name is Joan Dickson. I couldn’t even believe it. So, you know, I gotta talk to her. Okay, screens. Call Dr. Dickson. Hello. Hey! Dr. Dickson, it’s Hasan from Patriot Act. Now is it true you’re
the only psychiatrist for 400 miles? No, the local hospital hired
another psychiatrist last month. Wow, okay. So… if I was there,
I could hypothetically make an appointment with either of you. Well, not with me. I’ve got 1,800 patients
so my practice is full, but I’d be happy to refer you to someone
just a few hours from here. Fuck that. Screens, hang up. No! No one is driving seven hours for therapy. I want to feel better, but I’m not gonna pass fifteen
Cracker Barrels to do it. Now, even if you can get
to a psychiatrist, 40% of them don’t take any insurance,
and on top of that, if you do somehow find
a mental health provider who takes your insurance, good luck getting your insurance company
to actually pay for your treatment because there’s a good chance
they’ll stiff you by exploiting a concept known
as “medical necessity.” So when your doctor recommends
a treatment for you, your insurance doesn’t just approve it. They hire their own doctor
to review your doctor’s recommendation to judge if it’s “medically necessary.” Insurance companies are basically like, “Let’s get a second opinion
from ourselves.” Now, you can appeal this, but this review process
is super subjective with lots of room for interpretation. And that can leave
a lot of families on the hook. “Friedman and her spouse say their daughter needs
intensive treatment for an eating disorder. Her doctors recommended
full-time residential treatment. Blue Shield denied coverage, based on the company’s
own guidelines. A Blue Shield psychiatrist deemed
that level of treatment not medically necessary. The family paid $72,000. Blue Shield wouldn’t pay.” What is with those
Mario Party sound effects? It’s like Blue Shield gets gold coins
every time they do something shitty. Blue Shield denied coverage for the patient’s OCD because they needed two more denials
to buy the Genie’s Lamp. Now they leveled up. Now, the insurance company
was ultimately forced to pay for that girl’s residential treatment,
but only because the family appealed. Ultimately, “medical necessity” injects
a huge conflict of interest for insurance companies because the more claims that they deny,
the more profitable they are, which is why you can see
sky high denial rates with mental health. Just look at a psychiatrist
who worked for Anthem named Dr. Jack. “We found Dr. Jack’s denial rate
averaged 92% in one six-month period in 2011. We spoke to 26 psychiatrists
from across the country, and everyone brought up Dr. Jack’s name. Some called him Dr. Denial.” That is such a creepy photo. He has resting
“I-killed-my-wife-on-a-boat face.” Doesn’t he? But also, a 92% denial rate is absurd. And a few of his co-workers
had even higher denial rates. Some of them denied 100% of claims. Now, normally you only see
that level of denial from NFL concussion specialists. They’re like, “What? He can’t remember
the names of his first few children. That doesn’t mean he can’t play Sunday.” “Medical necessity” is also
where you really start to see how mental health is treated
way differently than physical health. Let me show you a case study. Ugh! Oh, God! That guy clearly needs medical attention and fertility treatments. But, depression isn’t always as obvious
as crushing your nuts. Anxiety doesn’t show up on an x-ray,
and insurance companies exploit that by saying mental health
is more “subjective.” Now, compared to physical health care, insurance companies deny claims
for mental health care twice as often. And that gray area is also why the bar
for treatment can be ridiculously high. “Brian Cada’s 15-year-old daughter took her own life. A year and a half later, his younger daughter attempted suicide.” “She was unable
to really process the death of her sister. She kept it inside.” “Residential treatment was denied. A less-intensive level
of care was approved.” The hospital said,
“What that translates to is your daughter has not failed often enough
to get a longer-term treatment center.” So she has to have attempted
suicide several times? Each time rolling the dice
’cause it might actually succeed? That’s correct. United Health refused to give that girl
the treatment she needed even after she tried to kill herself, saying that it wasn’t
“medically necessary.” Now if all of this feels like
you’re trapped inside of a disorienting maze
of bureaucratic bullshit, you’re right. It’s made that way by design. Let’s say this is the labyrinth
of American mental health care. Here’s what could happen to you, okay? You would ask your insurance
for a list of doctors. Then you call someone
who isn’t taking new patients. Then you have to call someone
who never gets back to you maybe because, oh, they’re fucking dead! Then you call another number
and find out, wait a second, that’s not a therapist,
this is a McDonald’s. So you talk to a fry guy named Keith. Now Keith, he’s cool,
but he’s not a therapist, but he does have a lot of opinions
about Bitcoin. Finally, you find a psychiatrist
who’s both alive and taking new patients. Great!
But then they don’t take your insurance so you have to pay $200 per session. Then you look up their office
on Google Maps and you’re like,
“Oh, shit! It’s 150 miles away.” So you get more depressed. Now you’re crying.
You get a prescription to help depression, but then your insurance company
won’t cover it because they say
it isn’t “medically necessary,” so you have to pay out of pocket, again! So you get even more depressed.
Now you’re really bawling so you go back to McDonald’s
and then you realize, “Oh, fuck! If I wanted
real psychological help, I should have gone to Burger King. Yaas.” Now obviously, the Mental Health Parity Law isn’t working and that might be because
the government is doing a shit job of making insurance companies obey it. The agency most in charge
of enforcing parity is the Department of Labor. They’re supposed to oversee
five million insurance plans, but they only have 500 employees to do it. That means one person monitors
10,000 insurance plans. Look, I’m gonna be real. I have one insurance plan, and I can’t keep track of it. Like, I’ll go to CVS, they’ll be like,
“Who’s your provider?” And I’m like… “Blue Geico.” Look, it’s not just a lack of personnel, Congress has repeatedly added new laws
and regulations to implement parity. But those regulations haven’t given
the government more power to enforce parity, and the results
are exactly what you would expect. For the record, HHS and Labor, they have not
issued a report on investigations, and they have not conducted any audits
of insurance companies. Insurance companies are clearly
in violation of the Parity Law. That’s what this report says. These are giant gaping violations
of the Parity Law. Giant gaping holes. This is definitely C-SPAN porn. Like, I imagine a buff dude
walking in like, “Hey, did someone order a roll call
on the floor?” But… there is also a glimmer of hope. Across the country, people are so fed up, they are suing and winning. A federal court rules against
United Health Group, saying that their insurance provider
discriminated against patients with mental health disorders. “Patients were illegally denied benefits based on United Behavioral Health’s
internal guidelines. The federal court
called the guidelines ‘flawed, unreasonable, and more restrictive
than generally accepted standards of care’ and that financial incentives ‘infected
the guideline development process.’” The court found that United Health
blatantly put profits over providing proper mental health care. Meanwhile, insurance companies
in Illinois and Indiana were both forced to settle
for violating parity. And just last week, the state
of Pennsylvania fined United Health for cheating patients with autism
on their out-of-pocket cost. Autism! Next, we’re gonna find out United
helped convict the Central Park Five. Now look, enforcing parity won’t fix everything, but giving the Labor Department
more resources and passing new laws that could actually hold
insurers accountable, would be a big step
in the right direction. In the meantime, there is something you can do
to fight back, and it’s the exact thing
baby boomers tell you not to do… complain. Complain when your mental health coverage
is denied. Be an asshole about it.
Be like your mom on the phone with Delta. Just be like, “Representative! Representative, no hablas Español! I will not speak to a robot!” Because when patients do challenge
denials, they often get reversed. A recent study found
that when patients appeal, insurers end up reimbursing them,
on average, 39% of the time. So if you’ve been denied
mental health care, go to… It’s actually run by
Patrick Kennedy’s foundation. Now, it might look different
every time you visit it, but the point is complaining works, because everyone deserves
strong mental health coverage, and I know Patrick Kennedy feels… the same.


  1. As someone who works in a psychiatrist's office, the worst part of my job is dealing with insurance companies. Our office is no longer taking new patients but we still get referrals from doctors and insurance companies even AFTER letting them know we aren't taking new patients. Then there's the struggle with denials, deductibles, and not having drugs covered by the insurances. I know of therapists that don't even bother with insurance companies but their sessions are hundreds of dollars per session.

  2. Unfortunately, this is also a problem with physical health care. "Same!" Run into the same issues of denials and run arounds.

  3. This is awesome I remember being a kid in the late 90s early 00s when having something made you "crazy" or a "spaz" or what one idiot kept calling me in middle school "schizofrantic". The times they are a changing.

  4. Anyone else more depressed and upset after watching this episode?!

  5. "Drink water and pray"
    I almost cried that's what my parents say too

  6. 6:35 I guess I am working as a free therapist!

  7. I really want people to focus on the cultural side of getting therapy, I think my insurance covered it. But I can couldn't get that, right away due to family fear of government looking talking to the household at some point. She changed her mind when it looked like it wasn't getting better, but the fear of the government I interfering in household matters . I think should be discussed.


  9. Waiting for The Patriot Act episode on psychedelics and the psychedelic renaissance, which I think is extremely necessary to round out any conversation around mental health, its origins and how to effectively treat addiction/depression in the future.

  10. Is there a term for what hasan minhaj does with his speeches, like when he ties the same thing from the body of the speech at the end?

  11. The best graphics team in the world is back at work😎😎😎

  12. #MedicareForAll


  13. The comment section is filled with indians🤣.

  14. Ooh that colored jean jacket 😫love it good job tan

  15. I've tried more than 10+ anti depressants before they would approve me for TMS. During that time span, who knows what could have happened to me. Not only that, they expect a medically depressed person to have this much energy and resolve to seek out all of this care without an assistance? It's so assbackwards. If i've garnered enough strength to get up and get help, but my health insurance is going to do nothing but throw me through a bunch of hoops and then deny me, and then have my busy as hell provider fight back when he has the time…do they think we have nothing but time??????

  16. Excellent segment. Thank you for this!

  17. Oligarchs want the masses stupid, stressed, sick and mentally ill.

  18. Liked this. But how long is it going to take for someone to explicitly call out the mental health trafficker that is Phil McGraw ?

  19. anxiety. oh nooouuu.

  20. Plz do episode on Kashmir

  21. I love hasan even tho he is a liberal I just can respect his opinion

  22. She had to fail at attempting suicide multiple times???? WTF

  23. People severely underestimate this show

  24. This reminds me when i want to see a gynocologist and call the list of doctore and they were not accepting new patiants its so frustrating specially to see a specialist in medical field when you are low income and have these insurance options

  25. Suggestion : maybe colab with Dr. Mikhail Varshavski to talk about overuse antibiotics?

  26. 2:28 "SAME" – Kennedy! Wait how can this be only one kennedy?

  27. Please can I get the patriot act opening as ringtone I am ready to buy it

  28. Ok boomer

  29. what an episode, great balance between humor and covering pressing issues

  30. 35 years with anxiety, depression, and panic attacks. It would be 12 years of me alone, not being able to eat or sleep due to panic attacks, until I finally found out I had a mental illness. 23 more years until a name would be created to describe what I had been living with all these years – "ARFIT" "Avoidance/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder". My panic attacks always started after I ate supper and would last all night long.
    I would often go to the ER panicking that there was something wrong with my throat, since that's where the symptoms of my attacks presented themselves – I'd start hyperventilating and my throat would clench and I'd have trouble swallowing. Just talking about it would start an attack. After 12 years of that an ER Doctor asked me if I wanted to see the hospital's Psychologist (first time I had even heard of such a person). After a couple of visits she told me to talk to my Family Doctor. When I did Paxil had just come out. It was the first antidepressant I tried, and it's the same one I'm on to this day. Within 2 weeks of starting Paxil I was finally able to start "controlling" my panic attacks. I also learned about deep breathing and self hypnosis. Breathe into you belly NOT your chest.
    I really wish that there was the support for mental illness when I was a teen, my life would have turned out so much differently. That's why I'm so passionate about mental health awareness. I want to be able to help people with anxiety and panic attacks so they don't have to suffer alone like I did.

  31. Killed it

  32. Why Insurance companies runs so deep in ur health care system?

  33. Why is United (stuff) always terrible. Look at United Airlines, United Healthcare, United States.

  34. Please do a episode on operation cyclone

  35. Please do an episode on operation cyclone

  36. Please do an episode on operation cyclone

  37. Please do an episode on operation cyclone

  38. There really needs to be a way to hold U.S. Medical Insurance Companies responsible and enforce them with fines and lawsuits that actually hurt them, the fines onlly at 1.6M ant 3.25M are drops in the bucket to what these parasite profiteers make annually, make them pay billions. They are not health insurance providers, they are the source and scum center of the pocket lining pricing that is the broken U.S. Health Care System.

  39. Always appeal denial as many times possible

  40. You need to do a video about the socio economic, political problems of Mauritius. Trust me, its not the paradise island.

  41. Hassan! Let your hands free!!! You don't have to decrease the amount of gestures you make!

  42. This is not unique to mental healthcare. Medicare for All. Medicare for All. We do not need the healthcare insurance industry making millions off of people's bad health.

  43. At least Democrats are trying to find solutions to the healthcare problem in this country. They want to make all care available to everyone including dental, vision and hearing aids. Republican's are fighting for millions to go without coverage and 40,000+ people dying every year because they don't have access to healthcare for curable illnesses. Thousands more will file bankruptcy despite having insurance. Millions using the ER as a doctor. Our tax dollars could be better spent.

  44. From my experiences in this life these so called therapist can't help you. I have very complex problems politically (stateless), family, disability, injustice and others, the therapist told me you have to fight to get your problem solved. He told me a story about himself that once when he was a kid, another kid hit him and that kid was bigger in size than him. He went to that kid and hit him back regardless of consequences of that but he felt relieved. His story relieved me a lot, and since that day Im working based on that. Other therapists will tell you bullshit of positive thinking which means nothing.

    There are stuff that is very important and without them you cant survive
    1- You need DIET till you cure yourself
    2- You need praying a lot the correct way and doing a lot of charity if you can afford it (charity)

    Without these two, forget about it

    I have improved a lot specially with the disability. I feel strong person despite all my problems. And I believe one day I will get over all of these problems and those who caused them they are paying and will pay big price for that

  45. You do not need to make insurance companies accountable… you need to get rid of insurance companies and adopt medicare-for-all. It's a much better solution.

  46. Apart from the shitty american healthcare system(I'm spanish and couldn't be more grateful for my doctors), we are globally living in the era of MENTAL HEALTH TRIVIALIZATION.
    I feel like there's a million videos on youtube about "my anxiety history"/"living with depression" and celebrities talking about it but you need a doctor's DIAGNOSIS. Being stressed or nervous is not anxiety, feeling sad or having bad days is not depression, mood changes is not being bipolar.
    I say this because therapy is fucking hard, you have to work and completely open your self to an stranger. Not to talk about medication, the disgusting side effects, finding what works for you and the right dosis.
    People never talk about that, they even romantize mental illnesses when there's nothing pretty about it.

  47. Not on India? Good. He learnt.

  48. going to McDonald’s for therapy
    Patient: I wanna die
    Ronald McDonald: I’m lovin’ it

  49. Love your showw

  50. We are millenials and we will fucking complain … Gen Z hold my soy latte and learn, you'll be up next!

  51. MEDICARE FOR ALL, There is simply no reason for America to be paying TWICE AS MUCH PER CAPITA for healthcare compared to other industrialized nations and have worse medical outcomes.

  52. Finally back!!!!!!!

  53. He looks so different in each photo probably due to side effects of his drugs which can sometimes cause weight gain.

  54. 40 Year old orphan? Does that sound like a joke to you Hassan?

  55. My mom had us move to Massachusetts when my siblings and I were kids specifically because of the availability of health & mental health services.

  56. Now you see , Hasan sees a problem here. But I see a business opportunity here. I mean if there are that many nutcases out there then just need somone to talk to , why not start opening counsuler offices. There is some serious money to be made here people.

  57. Anna kendrick!!!

  58. 16:35 that "OH GOD" is iconic

  59. At this rate Hassan has straight shot to becoming President

  60. I'm surprised the show only mentions psychiatrists not counselors who also provide therapy usually through insurance. It's much easier to find an appointment with a counselor so for those having trouble getting in touch with psychiatrists it's another viable option. They're all required to have a master's degree and two years on internship experience and highly trained in providing therapy.

  61. its weird how we pay more attention to someone with a broken toe VS someone with a broken brain.

  62. 10:52 is that dynamo the magician

  63. People who press unlike button here lick trump tower 😁 and they need mental treatment therapy

  64. the comedy is unbearable..

  65. Finally an epic intro !!!!!!!!! Yesss

  66. Whose the girl at 4:38? (News anchor)

  67. Psychiatrists prescribe medication therapists conduct therapy. Come on Hassan

  68. Why do I feel called out by this video. I need some mcdonalds

  69. I sure wouldn't be alive if rehab and mental health care wouldn't be free where I live. Good luck America.

  70. I had depression pretty bad. I got my lab work done and figured out it was my thyroid hormones. I started thyroid t4/t3 and it disappeared. Not saying this is for everyone, but I wouldn’t be surprised if half the folks with depression And etc are just physically ill.

  71. Girl has two moms and we’re asking why she has this issue?


  72. The graphics thooo🔥

  73. Please do an episode on Turkey

  74. #Bernie2020. The only rational choice.

  75. So now I’m gonna take my CAMHS sessions seriously 😂

  76. Homo Novus, We usually don't stop to help little children out… because they can't understand.

    The brain has one function. It controls the central nervous system. The brain has absolutely unequivocally 0 to do with the mind. Which is you.
    This idea was started by professor Wundt in Leipzig Germany in 1778.
    (This did more damage globally than anything Hitler did…Germany, interesting

    Hasan is too low in awareness to even approach this subject. You should not even Have this channel… You're just spreading the disease of incorrect data.

    Disorders are made up out of thin air;

    You were convinced by money

    What I find interesting Or I guess maybe not so surprising… is that technology has passed up the moral capabilities of reason in the current society so that materialism, the need for objects and admiration from others has become Prevalent in the leaders in these Tech companies – To the point that they can't understand why someone would protest their invasion of privacy, and population manipulation, etc… this of course is insanity.

    Actions tell you everything

    They start deluding themselves that there are no consequences…and in the end everything is justified.

    Like how (for money) Hasan can stand here and act like he knows something (of which he knows zero) and spread the brainwashing of young minds…a paid actor supporting the false ideas of the psych's and big Pharma: EVERY TIME YOU SAY DISORDER: You strengthen the idea that you are not cause over your universe. This is the evil spread by psych's.

    You worship worthless diplomas on a wall, and significances that are lies…all for money and the enslavement of the people.
    Cchr documents all of it.

    Only cowards can't be responsible.

  77. I am so in love with his brain.
    He needs to receive a revolutionary award.

  78. I've literally cried over not finding the proper psychiatrist using the list that the health care gave me..

  79. Tan France and Hassan need a clothing line. Secular Brown guys who are not religious need an identity, and clothes too match!

  80. Neoliberalism, it makes it all worse.

  81. Now I understand why Dr Lecter went to surgery to psychiatry.

  82. Only 1 in 5? That seems so low compared to the people I know

  83. All the main stream medias are funded by politicians and entrepreneur's but this is a new attempt to change the face of it. I wish more people watch it keep it up Hussan

  84. I called some of the mental health people on the list of my insurance company and some of them were closed and some of them had moved out of the area and some were just a previous number that wasn't accurate anymore. I'm currently going to someone who isn't covered because dealing with the insurance was ridiculous

  85. Generally i dont like you, but not this time, like and comment only for the opening sketch bud

  86. America is fucked up

  87. ❤️❤️

  88. For someone who loves patriot act it really took me some time to actually watch it dammmm ughh usually I stay up but I was like "I'm not ready for this can of worms to open"

  89. Thanks for bringing this up 🙂🙂🙂🙂

  90. Is there is mental health in Asia Europe middleast

  91. You have to wait months to see a therapist

  92. But there is hope there is online therapy but most of them don’t take insurances yet this needs to be pushed now I rather talk to Someone texting video instead of wasting gas being anxious just to drive there when your working a second or third job let’s push for this

  93. So I can’t stop hearing the fake lyrics to the theme song he wrote, and that’s really distracting me from thinking about the .01% of germs Purrell doesn’t kill…

  94. that was a good episode, but i hated it because I want more white kids to kill themselves.

  95. Yes insurance can be shitty but if you need help, please keep reaching out until you get what you need! Consider Telehealth if you are in a rural area with few clinicians and can't commute. There is online counseling like with Better Help and 7 Cups of Tea. There are many group therapies around the country that can be attended online and many community group therapies that are free. There are free community clinics and sometimes free hospitals like St. Jude. There are suicide hotlines and crisis text-lines. There is sometimes financial assistance for medical procedures, and sometimes fee waivers if copays become too expensive for continuing appts. There is GoodRx for help paying prescription medication that is not covered by insurance. There are social security/disability benefits, affordable housing places, food stamps, food kitchens. There are halfway houses, sober living communities, books and workbooks for free at libraries and sometimes free downloads online on mental health and recovery from many mental health conditions. There are also scholarships for eating disorder treatment facilities that may help pay part or all of the cost of treatment. I'm sure there are many other free or low-cost resources in the states that are just a short phone call or Google search away the point is, you're not alone and you don't have to go through your struggles alone when there is a wealth of resources out there. You just have to know where to look.
    There's always hope even if it doesn't seem like it sometimes.

    I understand part of what Patriot Act does is show is expose the problems of our world and our country. So of course we don't see in this episode how many people have been helped by the resources available to them, how many people have turned their lives around and recovered or have gone into remission from their conditions. For every therapist there is an equal number of ways of practicing therapy. And for every doctor there is an equal number of ways of practicing medicine. Even if one person doesn't fit your needs, there are many people out there who want to help. So if you need help, please keep reaching out.

  96. Changing the journalism with with comedic perspective on serious problems is the best way to bring attention to issues that matter!

  97. This whole time I thought it was called Parody.

  98. In the meantime there is something you can do to help: vote for Bernie to get M4A like a civilized society

  99. OMG Anna Kendrick. I did not know I needed this collab

  100. that Kennedy can drive comment…. so much shade! hahahahaha!

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